CJEU: Online Commerce – Provision of Contact Details Clarified

The European Court of Justice (CJEU) has ruled that online sales platforms are not necessarily obliged to always provide consumers with a contact telephone number in order to meet statutory ...


China’s First Data Protection Measures Lifting its Veils
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On May 28, 2019, the Cyberspace Administration of China released the draft Measures on the Administration of Data Security (“Data Security Measures“, see our in-house English...


A Tale of Two Visions: What Does China’s Social Credit System Really Mean?
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The Social Credit System (“SCS“)in the People’s Republic of Chinais not a new concept.


N.D. California Straightens Out Competitor's Use of Infringing Hashtags

The Northern District of California recently released an order that sheds new light on how courts grapple with the constantly-increasing use of trademarks as hashtags.

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Consumers' free choice: Consumer Council published report on mandatory cooling-off period in Hong Kong

BackgroundIn April 2018, the Consumer Council (Council) published A Report to Advocate Mandatory Cooling-off Period in Hong Kong (Report). The Report signifies the Council's renewed effort ...


DSM Watch: Recommendation and a draft Regulation issued as the DSM approach towards ISPs takes (an irregular) shape

In a nutshell: As part of the DSM strategy, the Commission has recently published a series of new proposals impacting platforms and ISPs, including a Recommendation on tackling illegal...

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#Trending: The FTC has stepped up regulatory investigations on social media. Is your company in compliance?

Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and other social media platforms have become the format of choice for many companies that want to advertise their products and services. At the same time, the...

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Does net neutrality have a future?

The Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) draft order on the open internet would roll back the FCC's 2015 Open Internet Order, and order that internet access services no longer be...


Europe: Blockchain – How “smart” are Smart Contracts?

Inthis series of blog posts, wetake a look atthe current state of play regarding blockchain technologyas well asthe legal setting with a European and German...

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