The internet of things (IoT) in general and Machine to Machine
(M2M) communication is here. The communication between various
devices affects the whole value chain from enterprise, IoT and M2M
businesses, developers of connected products and devices,
communication providers and end users. The...
On 30 July 2014, the Spanish Official Gazette (BOE) published
the Ministerial Decrees (Orden Ministerial) approving the
regulation of online slots and betting exchanges. This follows the
announcement last year by the Spanish gambling watchdog (DGOJ) that
it would authorise online betting exchanges and online slots once
it had completed a period of public consultation. Earlier this year
the DGOJ initiated the formal procedure which would enable it to
authorise the offer of gambling products on the Spanish market.
Although most of the amendments to the Transfer of Undertakings
(Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 ("TUPE") applied in
relation to transfers taking place on or after 31 January 2014, the
provisions enabling micro-businesses to provide information to and
consult directly with affected employees apply only in relation to
TUPE transfers occurring on or after 31 July 2014.
In the early years of this millennium, sports governing bodies,
led by horseracing and football, saw data as a means of
establishing a new revenue stream - in particular, from bookmakers
and other gambling operators. They were encouraged to do this
by the 1996 EU Database Directive which came into force on 1
January 1998 and established a new intellectual property right in
Most companies now have a social media presence, on platforms
like Facebook or Twitter, or have social media sharing
functionalities on their website. This creates a number of legal
challenges. In this video, Olswang Partner Andreas Splittgerber
looks at the importance of factoring in international law, not just
local laws, when establishing a social media presence.