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

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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

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

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

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CMA offers £100,000 to cartel whistleblowers – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 23rd, 2017 in advertising, anonymity, competition, news, whistleblowers by sally

‘The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has launched an advertising campaign targeting illegal cartels, offering anonymity and a reward of up to £100,000 for whistleblowers.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 22nd March 2017

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‘Black Friday’ promotion breached advertising rules, says watchdog – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 9th, 2017 in advertising, consumer protection, internet, news, sale of goods by sally

‘A short-term promotion for the sale of Apple Watch devices at a discounted price breached UK advertising rules because the promotion was not fair and resulted in “unnecessary disappointment” for consumers, the UK’s advertising watchdog has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 8th March 2017

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Jaguar ad ‘encouraged unsafe driving’ rules watchdog – BBC News

Posted March 8th, 2017 in advertising, careless driving, media, news, telecommunications, transport by tracey

‘An advertorial article published in the Guardian about a new Jaguar car has been rebuked by the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority.’

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BBC News, 8th March 2017

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‘Fake news’ inquiry opened by MPs – OUT-LAW.com

‘A UK parliamentary committee has opened an inquiry into so-called ‘fake news’.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 31st January 2017

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ASA bans ad to remove pollution filters from diesel cars – The Guardian

Posted December 14th, 2016 in advertising, environmental protection, news, pollution, road traffic by sally

‘The rogue practice of removing vital pollution filters from the exhausts of diesel vehicles has suffered a blow with the Advertising Standards Agency for the first time banning an advert for the service.’

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The Guardian, 14th December 2016

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Ronald McDonald and Tony the Tiger banned from junk food adverts in new crackdown – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 8th, 2016 in advertising, children, codes of practice, food, news by tracey

‘Social media sites have been ordered to block junk food adverts aimed at children under a new crackdown which also bans cartoon characters like Ronald McDonald and Tony Tiger from all promotional material of unhealthy food.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th December 2016

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Nearly half a million children a week gamble, says UK regulator – The Guardian

Posted December 1st, 2016 in advertising, children, gambling, news, reports by sally

‘Nearly half a million children a week gamble and 9,000 are problem gamblers, according to a study by the industry regulator.’

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The Guardian, 30th November 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk