Susan Workman murder: Killer’s family post ad to trace jury – BBC News

Posted May 22nd, 2015 in advertising, divorce, domestic violence, evidence, juries, media, murder, news by sally

‘The family of a man jailed for murdering his ex-wife have taken out a newspaper advert in an attempt to trace the jurors involved in his trial, prompting a police investigation.’

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BBC News, 20th May 2015

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Greenpeace anti-fracking advert banned for claiming support of ‘experts’ – The Independent

Posted May 6th, 2015 in advertising, charities, energy, environmental protection, news by sally

‘A Greenpeace advert opposing fracking has been banned for claiming experts agreed that the process would not cut energy bills.’

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The Independent, 6th May 2015

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Miu Miu ad banned for appearing to sexualise a child – The Guardian

Posted May 6th, 2015 in advertising, children, media, news by sally

‘An ad campaign for fashion brand Miu Miu that ran in Vogue magazine has been banned for appearing to sexualise a child.’

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The Guardian, 6th May 2015

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‘Beach body ready’ ad ‘can’t appear again in its current form’ says watchdog – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 30th, 2015 in advertising, complaints, news, women by sally

‘The Advertising Standards Authority will establish if the controversial ad for Protein World breaks harm and offence rules or is socially irresponsible.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th April 2015

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“Cold Calling” company fined £75K for breach of privacy – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted April 20th, 2015 in advertising, complaints, consumer protection, EC law, fines, news, privacy, tribunals by sally

‘Although an individual’s right to privacy is usually thought of in the context of state intrusion in one form or another, in reality the real threat of intrusion in a society such as ours comes from unsolicited marketing calls.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 17th April 2015

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

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SRA warns firms against misleading marketing as inducements ban kicks in – Legal Futures

Posted April 14th, 2015 in advertising, inducements, law firms, news, personal injuries by sally

‘The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has warned personal injury firms against misleading marketing as the government’s ban on the use of inducements came into force yesterday.’

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Legal Futures, 14th April 2015

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University admissions service broke data laws over targeted advertising – The Guardian

Posted April 9th, 2015 in advertising, data protection, news, privacy, universities, young persons by sally

‘The universities admissions service, Ucas, broke data protection rules when it signed up teenagers to receive adverts about mobile phones, energy drinks and other products, the information commissioner has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 8th April 2015

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‘Ship this bed’ TV ad unlikely to cause serious offence, says watchdog – The Guardian

Posted April 8th, 2015 in advertising, children, complaints, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘A TV ad featuring the repeated phrase “ship this bed” has been cleared by the advertising watchdog – but it has been banned from being shown when children might be watching.’

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The Guardian, 8th April 2015

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ASA rejects personal injury advert complaint because consumers ‘now understand how claims work’ – Legal Futures

‘The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has rejected a complaint against a west country personal injury law firm, saying that consumers now have “a general awareness that to have a valid claim there would have to be some degree of fault or negligence by a third party”.’

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Legal Futures, 8th April 2015

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Tobacco display ban extended to all shops – BBC News

Posted April 7th, 2015 in advertising, consumer protection, news, small businesses, smoking by sally

‘A ban on showing tobacco products at the point of sale in small shops across the UK has come into force.’

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BBC News, 6th April 2015

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Google’s misuse of private browsing data entitles individuals to damages – Court of Appeal – UK Human Rights Blog

‘This case concerned the misuse of private information by an internet provider based in the United States. Google had secretly tracked private information about users’ internet browsing without their knowledge or consent, and then handed the information on to third parties (a practice known as supplying Browser-Generated Information, or ‘BGI’).’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 31st March 2015

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Bupa ad banned for implying private care is better for surviving cancer – The Guardian

‘An ad for Bupa has been banned for implying that cancer patients who receive private healthcare have a higher chance of survival.’

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The Guardian, 1st April 2015

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Council to bring judicial review action over DCLG direction on newspaper frequency – Local Government Lawyer

Posted March 25th, 2015 in advertising, budgets, employment, housing, judicial review, local government, media, news by sally

‘The Royal Borough of Greenwich is to bring judicial review proceedings after the Communities Secretary earlier this month served the authority with a direction requiring it to cut publication of its weekly newspaper.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 24th March 2015

Source: www.localgovernment.co.uk

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Greens lose out in latest TV ruling but Ukip gain after being classed as ‘major party’ – The Independent

Posted March 17th, 2015 in advertising, elections, media, news, political parties by sally

‘Television viewers will have to endure even more coverage of Nigel Farage in the run-up to the election but will not be forced to sit through as many awkward Natalie Bennett interviews.’

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The Independent, 16th March 2015

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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FCA warns of potential pitfalls of ‘retweeting’ in new social media guidance – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 16th, 2015 in advertising, codes of practice, financial regulation, internet, news by sally

‘Financial services companies that ‘retweet’ comments on Twitter could find themselves in breach of rules on financial promotions, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has warned.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 13th March 2015

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MPs pass legislation to introduce standardised cigarette packaging – The Guardian

Posted March 12th, 2015 in advertising, bills, news, parliament, smoking by sally

‘MPs have voted by a majority of 254 in favour of introducing standardised cigarette packaging from May 2016.’

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The Guardian, 11th March 2015

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Watchdog bans misleading Amazon Prime ‘free trial’ ad – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 5th, 2015 in advertising, complaints, consumer protection, media, news by tracey

‘Amazon has been banned from sending an advertisement to customers promoting a “free trial” of its Amazon Prime service after the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) ruled it was misleading.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th March 2015

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TV ad for ‘world’s slimmest phone’ banned for objectifying women – The Guardian

Posted February 26th, 2015 in advertising, complaints, news, women by sally

‘A TV ad for the “world’s slimmest phone” has been banned for objectifying women.’

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The Guardian, 25th February 2015

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Booking.com travel advert cleared by watchdog – BBC News

Posted February 18th, 2015 in advertising, complaints, news by sally

‘A travel website’s TV advert that used the word “booking” as an apparent substitute for an expletive has been cleared by the advertising watchdog.’

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BBC News, 18th February 2015

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New guidance aimed at distinguishing digital advertising from editorial content – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 10th, 2015 in advertising, codes of practice, internet, news by sally

‘Businesses should ensure that ‘native advertising’ developed on their behalf has prominent “visible visual cues” that allow consumers to immediately identify it as marketing material, under new industry guidance.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 9th February 2015

Source: www.out-law.com

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