Betting firms could be fined over ads ‘targeting vulnerable people’ – The Guardian

Posted September 13th, 2017 in advertising, fines, gambling, news, standards by tracey

‘Four betting firms could face fines over adverts disguised as news articles that “targeted vulnerable people” with claims about a gambler who cleared his debts and paid for his wife’s medical treatment by playing online casino games.’

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The Guardian, 13th September 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

“People die of food poisoning” – misleading holiday claims advert pulled after watchdog ruling – Legal Futures

Posted September 6th, 2017 in advertising, claims management, complaints, holidays, news, personal injuries by sally

‘A claims management company (CMC) has withdrawn a YouTube advert designed to generate holiday sickness claims after the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) ruled that it was misleading.’

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Legal Futures, 6th September 2017

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Jackson’s scorn for ‘artificial claims stirred up by advertisements’ – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted September 5th, 2017 in advertising, civil justice, judges, law firms, miners, news, personal injuries by sally

‘Lord Justice Jackson has expressed his contempt for a firm that recruited a claimant and ‘turned his head’ to bring negligence proceedings. In the Court of Appeal Jackson said it was ‘regrettable’ that north west firm Mellor Hargreaves had persuaded a former miner to bring an action against his previous solicitors to ‘top up’ a damages award.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 5th September 2017

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ASA Ruling on Both Lives Matter poster – Law & Religion UK

Posted August 8th, 2017 in abortion, advertising, complaints, news by sally

‘On 2 August, the Advertising Standard Authority (ASA) published its ruling on a poster by the pro-life campaign group Both Lives Matter following a challenge by fourteen complainants on whether the claim “100,000 People are alive today because of our laws on abortion” was misleading and could be substantiated. Their complaints were not upheld.’

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Law & Religion UK, 5th August 2017

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‘Humane milk is a myth’ ad relaunched after ASA rejects farmers’ complaints – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 26th, 2017 in advertising, agriculture, animals, complaints, news by sally

‘A controversial animal rights advertising campaign that claims drinking milk is inhumane has been given the thumbs up by the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA).’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th July 2017

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His-and-hers advert ban as TV pulls plug on gender stereotypes – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 18th, 2017 in advertising, codes of practice, gender, news by tracey

‘Adverts which encourage gender stereotypes like women cleaning up after their family, or men failing to do housework, face being banned under strict new watchdog rules.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th July 2017

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‘Over-sexualised’ Femfresh shaving advert banned for objectifying women – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 12th, 2017 in advertising, complaints, news, women by sally

‘An ad for female shaving products has been banned for objectifying women and the likelihood that it would cause serious or widespread offence.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th July 2017

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Brexit: Butlins owner Peter Harris gets EU referendum fine – BBC News

Posted June 21st, 2017 in advertising, elections, fines, news, Northern Ireland, political parties by sally

‘Millionaire Butlins owner Peter Harris has been given the Electoral Commission’s biggest financial penalty for breaking spending return rules during the EU referendum.’

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BBC News, 20th June 2017

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Farmers in row with ASA after milk advert claiming dairy farms are ‘good for the land’ is banned for being misleading – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 7th, 2017 in advertising, agriculture, environmental protection, news by sally

‘Farmers have hit out at a ruling by the advertising watchdog that organic dairy farming is not “good for the land”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th June 2017

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Publishers call for rethink of proposed changes to online privacy laws – The Guardian

Posted May 30th, 2017 in advertising, internet, news, privacy, publishing by sally

‘An alliance of news publishers has called on European regulators to rethink proposed changes to online privacy laws, arguing that they will potentially kill their digital businesses and give Google, Apple and Facebook too much control of advertising and personal data.’

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The Guardian, 29th May 2017

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New payday loan regulations come into force – BBC News

Posted May 26th, 2017 in advertising, internet, loans, news by tracey

‘New payday loan regulations come into force on Friday, requiring all online lenders to advertise on at least one price comparison website.’

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BBC News, 26th May 2017

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Inquiry launched into targeting of UK voters through social media – The Guardian

Posted May 18th, 2017 in advertising, elections, inquiries, internet, news, political parties by tracey

‘The information commissioner has launched an investigation into the way UK political parties target voters through social media with a warning that if they send political messages to people based on their individual data, they could be breaking the law.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th May 2017

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

How outdated election rules let parties ‘buy’ marginal seats using Facebook – The Independent

Posted May 16th, 2017 in advertising, elections, expenses, internet, news by sally

‘Election rules are failing to keep pace with rapid changes in technology, allowing political parties to spend millions of pounds on locally targeted Facebook adverts with national campaign funds, experts have warned.’

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The Independent, 15th May 2017

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Wyvern Media scam: Fraudster ordered to repay £1.2m to victims – BBC News

Posted May 15th, 2017 in advertising, fraudulent trading, news, proceeds of crime, sentencing by sally

‘A man who was jailed for running a cold-call scam in which hundreds of customers were defrauded has been ordered to repay £1.2m to his victims.’

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BBC News, 12th May 2017

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Nuisance call firm Keurboom hit with record fine – BBC News

Posted May 11th, 2017 in advertising, complaints, fines, news, nuisance, privacy, telecommunications by tracey

‘A cold-calling firm has been fined a record £400,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for making almost 100 million nuisance calls.’

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BBC News, 11th May 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Khloe Kardashian Protein World advert cleared by ASA – BBC News

Posted May 10th, 2017 in advertising, complaints, health, news by sally

‘A Tube ad featuring Khloe Kardashian, by the company behind the controversial “beach body ready” campaign, has been cleared for use.’

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BBC News, 10th May 2017

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Digital Economy Bill made law – Panopticon

Posted May 4th, 2017 in advertising, bills, internet, news, pornography, privacy by sally

‘What with all the kerfuffle over Brexit negotiations and the impending snap general election, you could perhaps be forgiven for failing to notice that the Government had rushed the Digital Economy Bill through Parliament in last week’s “wash up” before the dissolution of Parliament.’

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Panopticon, 3rd May 2017

Source: www.panopticonblog.com

Paid McKenzie Friends “play on uncertainty and victimhood” of separating fathers – Legal Futures

‘‘Professional’ paid McKenzie Friends associated with fathers’ rights groups (FRGs) play on their “uncertainty and sense of victimhood” to attract business, academic research has found, saying that there needed to be a code of conduct and a greater role for law school clinics in their place.’

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Legal Futures, 20th April 2017

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Selfridges ad of ‘thin’ model cleared by watchdog – BBC News

Posted April 12th, 2017 in advertising, complaints, news by sally

‘A fashion advert for Selfridges has been cleared by the advertising watchdog following a complaint the model in it looked “unhealthily thin”.’

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BBC News, 12th April 2017

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Flybe fined for sending 3.3 million unwanted emails – BBC News

Posted March 30th, 2017 in advertising, airlines, consent, data protection, electronic mail, fines, news by tracey

‘The airline Flybe has been fined £70,000 for sending more than 3.3 million marketing emails to people who had opted out of receiving them.’

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BBC News, 29th March 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk