Real Estate Finance

Important 2016 Update to industry standard Certificate of title

The well-known Certificate of title, produced by the City of London Law Society's Land Law committee (Committee), has recently been updated. While the 2016 Update is not a substantive overhaul, there have been some important changes especially in the reliance provisions.

Gambling industry hit by tsunami!

 

Gambling companies in the UK are being hit by a tsunami of regulatory intervention and it doesn't look like the industry will be out of the waves anytime soon. 

 

Data Protection

ICO cracking down on spam marketing in the online gambling sector

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), the UK's data protection regulator, is cracking down on the online gambling sector's use of personal data to promote online gambling.  It has contacted around 400 companies to threaten them with fines of up to £500,000 if they are found to be collecting and using personal data for marketing in a manner which does not comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 (PECR).