Watchdog questions collection of public’s Gov.uk data – BBC News

‘The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office is questioning the UK government about the collection of personal data on its Gov.uk platform.’

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BBC News, 12th September 2019

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Deliveroo TV advert banned for being misleading – BBC News

Posted September 11th, 2019 in advertising, communicating false information, complaints, food, news, ombudsmen by tracey

‘A TV ad for Deliveroo has been banned for suggesting the food delivery firm could deliver anywhere in the UK.’

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BBC News, 11th September 2019

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Huddersfield fined £50,000 by FA for kit sponsorship stunt – The Guardian

Posted September 6th, 2019 in advertising, fines, news, sport by tracey

‘Huddersfield have been fined £50,000 after admitting a charge relating to the Football Association’s kit and advertising regulations. The club were widely criticised for a sash-style shirt which bore the logo of a bookmaker when they unveiled it as their home kit in July.’

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The Guardian, 5th September 2019

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‘Misleading’ PeTA ad banned for claiming wool ‘as cruel as fur’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 4th, 2019 in advertising, animal cruelty, animals, complaints, news by sally

‘An advert claiming wool is as cruel as fur has been banned by the watchdog because it said sheep need shearing.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th September 2019

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Vaping ad banned for using ‘bald head and eyebrows’ suggesting Sir Mo Farah endorsed product, watchdog rules – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 28th, 2019 in advertising, complaints, intellectual property, news, ombudsmen, smoking by tracey

‘A vaping advert has been banned for using a “bald head and eyebrows” that suggested Sir Mo Farah endorsed the product, a watchdog as ruled.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th August 2019

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Home Office ad telling EU citizens how to stay in UK after Brexit banned for being ‘misleading’ – The Independent

‘A Home Office campaign informing EU nationals how to confirm their UK status after Brexit has been banned by the advertising watchdog for being “misleading”.’

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The Independent, 27th August 2019

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Gambling app advert banned for using young footballers – The Guardian

Posted August 21st, 2019 in advertising, complaints, gambling, news, ombudsmen, sport by sally

‘A Facebook advert for a gambling app featuring young football players including Raheem Sterling, Jadon Sancho and Kylian Mbappé has been banned by the advertising regulator.’

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The Guardian, 21st August 2019

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Advert claiming chocolate bar reverses aging banned by watchdog – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 21st, 2019 in advertising, complaints, cosmetic surgery, food, health, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘An advert claiming a chocolate bar slowed the ageing process and helped people heal from plastic surgery has been banned by the watchdog.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st August 2019

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Love Island star Olivia Buckland’s fake tan Instagram post banned for breaching advertising rules – The Independent

Posted August 7th, 2019 in advertising, complaints, disclosure, internet, labelling, news by tracey

‘Former Love Island contestant Olivia Buckland has had an Instagram post promoting fake tan banned after failing to identify it as an advertisement.’

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The Independent, 7th August 2019

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Banned ‘your wife is hot’ air conditioning ad appears on billboard – BBC News

Posted July 23rd, 2019 in advertising, news, sex discrimination, transport by sally

‘An advert that was ruled inappropriate and banned from a city’s buses has appeared on a billboard.’

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BBC News, 23rd July 2019

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Aldi censured over misleading advert suggesting shoppers could save 45% by switching from Tesco – The Independent

Posted July 17th, 2019 in advertising, consumer protection, food, news by tracey

‘Tesco has succeeded in having Aldi censured over an advert that misled customers about the potential savings to be had by switching to the cut-price competitor.’

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The Independent, 16th July 2019

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Dyson ad banned for giving impression fan was cordless – The Independent

Posted July 17th, 2019 in advertising, complaints, consumer protection, media, news by tracey

‘A Dyson television advert has been banned for misleading customers into thinking a high-tech fan was cordless when in fact it required a plug.’

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The Independent, 16th July 2019

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High Court judges explain why Boris Johnson won’t face court over alleged Brexit lies: ‘Politicians making false statements is not new’ – The Independent

Posted July 3rd, 2019 in advertising, brexit, misfeasance in public office, news, referendums by sally

‘False statements in political campaigns are “not new”, High Court judges who quashed a court summons for Boris Johnson have said.’

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The Independent, 3rd July 2019

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Anyone with more than 30,000 social media followers considered a celebrity, advertising watchdog rules – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 3rd, 2019 in advertising, internet, medicines, news by sally

‘Anyone with more than 30,000 social media followers is now considered a celebrity and subject to advertising rules, a watchdog has ruled in the first case of its kind.’

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd July 2019

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LSB agrees to limit price transparency to public access barristers – Legal Futures

Posted June 25th, 2019 in advertising, barristers, fees, internet, Legal Services Board, news by sally

‘The Legal Services Board (LSB) has approved plans by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) which will require public access barristers, but not other self-employed barristers, to publish fees for routine legal services on their websites.’

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Legal Futures, 25th June 2019

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Universal credit adverts from government ‘deliberately misleading’, say charities – The Independent

‘A coalition of more than 80 benefit charities has submitted a complaint to the Advertising Standards Authority over government ads for Universal Credit which they claim are “deliberately misleading”.’

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The Independent, 19th June 2019

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Ben & Jerry’s ice cream adverts removed after they were placed on billboards too close to primary school – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 19th, 2019 in advertising, complaints, food, health, news, school children by tracey

‘Ben & Jerry’s ice cream adverts have been removed after they were placed on billboards within 100m of a primary school.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th June 2019

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Junk food adverts from McDonald’s, M&S and Asda banned for targeting children online – The Independent

Posted June 6th, 2019 in advertising, children, food, health, internet, news, ombudsmen, statistics by tracey

‘Junk food adverts from McDonald’s, Marks & Spencer and Asda have been banned after they were discovered on children’s websites and YouTube channels.’

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The Independent, 6th June 2019

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Graduate gets £60k payout over ‘false advertising’ claim – BBC News

Posted June 4th, 2019 in advertising, compensation, insurance, negligence, news, solicitors, universities by sally

‘A graduate who sued her university over her “Mickey Mouse” degree has received a £60,000 out-of-court settlement.’

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BBC News, 2nd June 2019

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Written pupillage agreements to reduce “inappropriate behaviour” – Legal Futures

‘Making written pupillage agreements compulsory could reduce the risk of pupil barristers being subjected to “inappropriate behaviour”, the Bar Standards Board (BSB) has said.
It signalled the move in an informal consultation that also proposes to make it compulsory for chambers and other training providers to bring their pupillage recruitment timetables into line with the Pupillage Gateway.’

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Legal Futures, 9th May 2019

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