Data Protection

Data about data? UK competition regulator launches call for information on consumer data

The UK Competition regulator, the Competition and Markets Authority, has just launched a call for information into the commercial use of consumer data. Given the exponential rise of data as a business asset in the digital age, competition regulators and commentators have been talking about personal data as a potential anti-trust issue for some time; this inquiry is a first step in the direction of potential competition intervention in an area hitherto the preserve of privacy regulators.  Businesses wishing to share information with the CMA (and the wider world) about how they collect and monetise data have until 6 March to respond.

Injunctions

Injunctions - The top 10 cases of 2014

The Olswang Litigation team sets out what they consider to be the top ten injunction cases of 2014. This briefing is issued at the same time as the team launches The Injunctions Blog, in which they seek to post every judgment and other development (such as proposed or actual legislative change) which concerns the granting of an injunction.

Gambling advertising

Gambling advertising in 2014 and what to expect in 2015

Overview

The changes to gambling regulation in Great Britain brought about as a result of the introduction of the point of consumption regime, combined with increased scrutiny from a number of regulators meant that those responsible for gambling advertising campaigns had a very busy 2014.

Litigation

Are privacy superinjunctions now obsolete?

Once a popular method of preventing publication, superinjunctions have all but disappeared. Changes in the law, the press and the ubiquity of social media all played a part.