Social media sites warned over risky investment offers – The Guardian

‘The City regulator has warned social media sites that it may take action if they continue to promote risky and sometimes fraudulent investments to often inexperienced consumers.’

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The Guardian, 20th April 2021

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Advertising, religion and Articles 9 & 10 ECHR: Lancashire Festival of Hope – Law & Religion UK

‘In Lancashire Festival of Hope with Franklin Graham Limited v Blackpool Borough Council & Anor [2021] Manchester Cty Ct F00MA124, the Court was asked, in effect, to rule on whether or not a charitable limited company could be regarded as having “human rights” for the purposes of anti-discrimination legislation and the ECHR.’

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Law & Religion UK, 6th April 2021

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UK social media influencers warned over ad rules breaches – The Guardian

Posted March 19th, 2021 in advertising, complaints, internet, news, ombudsmen, statistics by sally

‘The UK advertising watchdog has warned social media influencers that they face being named and shamed, after a spot check of posts found widespread flouting of advertising rules.’

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The Guardian, 18th March 2021

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£1m cost of advertising for claimants is not recoverable, judge rules – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Lawyers leading group litigation against British Airways have been told they cannot expect the defendant to pay the £1m costs of advertising for claimants if the action succeeds.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 8th February 2021

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Court rules lawyers’ £1m advertising costs are not recoverable – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted February 8th, 2021 in advertising, airlines, case management, class actions, costs, law firms, news by tracey

‘Lawyers leading group litigation against British Airways have been told they cannot expect the defendant to pay the £1m costs of advertising for claimants if the action succeeds.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 8th February 2021

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Influencers told not to use ‘misleading’ beauty filters – BBC News

‘Filters should not be applied to social media adverts if they exaggerate the effect of the product, the Advertising Standards Authority has ruled.’

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BBC News, 3rd February 2021

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PayPal ‘reward’ email rapped for misleading – BBC News

Posted December 9th, 2020 in advertising, consumer protection, electronic mail, news by sally

‘An email sent by payment giant PayPal which promised customers a reward of £10 for using their account did not make it clear enough that not everyone would receive it, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled.’

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BBC News, 9th December 2020

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New UK tech regulator to limit power of Google and Facebook – The Guardian

‘A new tech regulator will work to limit the power of Google, Facebook and other tech platforms, the government has announced, in an effort to ensure a level playing field for smaller competitors and a fair market for consumers.’

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The Guardian, 27th November 2020

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UK to ban all online junk food advertising to tackle obesity – The Guardian

Posted November 11th, 2020 in advertising, children, consultations, food, government departments, health, internet, news by sally

‘Downing Street has unveiled plans to implement a total ban on online junk food advertising – the toughest digital marketing restrictions in the world – in an attempt to tackle the growing obesity crisis.’

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The Guardian, 10th November 2020

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TikTok star Emily Canham falls foul of UK ads watchdog – BBC News

Posted November 4th, 2020 in advertising, internet, news, ombudsmen by tracey

‘A social media influencer has become the first person to be reprimanded by the UK’s advertising watchdog over a TikTok post.’

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BBC News, 4th November 2020

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Legal loophole allows children to get free vape samples – The Guardian

Posted October 27th, 2020 in advertising, children, consumer protection, health, news, smoking by sally

‘Health campaigners have expressed alarm after it emerged that a loophole in the law means it is legal for marketing companies to hand out vapes to children for free.’

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The Guardian, 25th October 2020

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Crackdown on UK gambling ads expected to ban use of celebrities – The Guardian

Posted October 22nd, 2020 in advertising, codes of practice, gambling, news, young persons by sally

‘The use of celebrities such as sports personalities and reality TV stars in betting and gambling ads is expected to be banned under new rules designed to crack down on marketing targeting under-18s.’

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The Guardian, 22nd October 2020

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New rules may force online political adverts in UK to carry labels – The Guardian

Posted August 12th, 2020 in advertising, internet, news, political parties by sally

‘Online political advertisements could require labels for the first time under plans unveiled by the government, in an effort to inject more transparency into digital campaigning.’

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The Guardian, 12th August 2020

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Watchdog warns UK high-cost lenders about exploitation – The Guardian

Posted August 7th, 2020 in advertising, complaints, consumer protection, debts, interest, loans, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘The UK’s financial watchdog has warned high-cost lenders about irresponsible repeat lending and exploitative marketing that risks pushing vulnerable borrowers into a cycle of debt.’

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The Guardian, 6th August 2020

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UK set to bring in strict new junk food rules including pre-9pm ad ban – The Guardian

Posted July 24th, 2020 in advertising, coronavirus, food, health, news by sally

‘The government is set to implement strict rules on how junk food is advertised and sold in the UK, with restrictions such as a ban on online adverts and TV commercials before the 9pm television watershed.’

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The Guardian, 23rd July 2020

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Peers call for tougher regulation of digital and social media in UK – The Guardian

‘Ministers are being urged to toughen up the regulation of digital and social media because “a pandemic of misinformation and disinformation” is eroding trust in politics and public institutions.’

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The Guardian, 29th June 2020

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Bra advert banned for claiming to ‘reduce risk of breast cancer’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 25th, 2020 in advertising, cancer, consumer protection, internet, news by sally

‘An advert for a bra has been banned for claiming it reduces the risk of breast cancer.’

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Daily Telegraph, 24th June 2020

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Universities Investigate Adverts On Channel 4 Show That ‘Dehumanised’ Traveller Community – Each Other

‘Three universities are investigating how their adverts appeared on a Channel 4 documentary accused of “dehumanising” the Traveller community.’

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Each Other, 11th June 2020

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Lord Sugar tweet broke UK advertising rules, says watchdog – The Guardian

Posted May 6th, 2020 in advertising, complaints, internet, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘A tweet by Lord Sugar promoting a company set up by a winner of The Apprentice has broken the UK advertising rules.’

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The Guardian, 6th May 2020

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ASA upholds legal training company’s complaint about competitor – Legal Futures

‘A company that trains foreign lawyers to qualify as solicitors has successfully complained about a competitor that claimed to be the number one provider.’

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Legal Futures, 30th April 2020

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk