“Consumers, engagez-vous!”: The draft Directive on Consumers’ Collective Actions

In this post I will dwell on the new collective actions for the protection of consumers’ interests provided for in the EU proposed legislation named the “New Deal for Consumers”. Read the rest of this entry »

Italian privacy law integrating the GDPR approved, with big questions!

The board of the Ministries approved the final text of Italian privacy law integrating the GDPR raising major concerns on the scope of the law.Giulio Coraggio Read the rest of this entry »

“Don’t mess up with my right of publicity”: celebrities will not forgive it!

Another prestigious brand sued by a celebrity’s family for using its name without asking for the authorization! After Burberry sued by Humphrey Bogart’s heirs in the United States for using an image of the actor wearing the iconic trench in the movie Casablanca on its website, and Mattel sued by the Frida Kahlo Foundation in Mexico for marketing the Frida Kahlo Barbie, it is now the turn of Ferrari sued by the family of Steve McQueen before theSuperior Court of Los Angeles. 





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#Adv or not #Adv? This is the question.

On 26 June 2018, the Italian Advertising Authority (IAP) took a step further on online advertising and issued one of its first decisions based on the Digital Chart and art. 7 of the Advertising Self-Regulatory Code (the “Code”). The case was about some Instagram Stories and a picture published by the Italian singer Fedez on the occasion of the International Tennis Cup displaying some cars and emphasizing some of their functions, like the massage in the seats. Read the rest of this entry »

Influencers: from the spotlight to the eye of the storm!

Influencers and brands have no way out: advertising shall be clearly recognizable as such and this true also with regard to any communication addressed to the netizens.

Following FTC and ASA’s guidelines, this topic has been also into the Italian Authorities’ sights lately and several actions have been taken to regulate the phenomenon of influencer marketing. Read the rest of this entry »

New deal for consumers #2: online platforms should be transparent!

As mentioned in our previous post, the European Commission has recently launched the “New Deal for Consumers”, a new package of initiatives aimed at strengthening consumer rights and harmonizing consumers laws across the European Union.

This article is just the first piece of a puzzle of posts that we will publish on the main innovations that the new consumers package will introduce. Our analysis will start from the proposal for a directive on better enforcement and modernization of EU consumer protection (“Proposal 1”). Read the rest of this entry »

Online sports betting in the USA and Spanish online gambling tax reduction


This article brings news on two American States taking steps towards sports betting legalization and the decision of Spanish Parliament to slash tax rates for online gambling operators.

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New ePrivacy regulation revision proposal and Blockchain regulation rush

The latest ePrivacy revision proposal brings relevant changes to the draft regulation and new Governments are joining the Blockchain regulation rush. Read the rest of this entry »

Italian gambling advertising ban adopted, what to do?

The law decree providing for the Italian gambling advertising ban was adopted, but a number of questions opened up as to its scope and legality.Giulio Coraggio Read the rest of this entry »

Italian Supreme Court grapples with Consent to Data Processing in a recent case

On 02 July 2018, with judgment no. 17278/2018, the Italian Supreme Court (Corte di Cassazione) took an important stand on the notion of consent to personal data processing for marketing purposes. Let’s see what the case is about and what are the main points of Supreme Court decision. Read the rest of this entry »

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