Tag Archives: transparency

#Ad #Germany – Update for influencers

On February 13, 2020, the German Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection (BMJV) published a proposal to soften the regulatory requirements for influencers for labeling their posts as advertising (Proposal). Under the Proposal, statements posted on social media about products for which no consideration was given – either in the form of monetary compensation or other … Continue Reading

German court issues important judgment on consent and transparency in Facebook case

The Regional Court of Berlin held in a judgment of 16 January 2018 (docket no. 16 O 341/15, German language version of the judgment available here) that Facebook’s default privacy settings and parts of their terms and conditions were invalid. This judgment provides important guidance on consent and transparency. Background The Federation of German Consumer … Continue Reading

Article 29 Working Party releases guidelines on transparency under the GDPR

On 11 December 2017, the Article 29 Working Party (Art 29 WP) published its draft guidance on transparency. The guidelines are open for consultation until 23 January 2018. The Art 29 WP analyse the elements of transparency required by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). They also provide further details on the information that data … Continue Reading

The implementation of the French transparency regulation: first good news?

This post was written by Daniel Kadar. French health care companies have faced hard times over the past months with their new transparency obligations. They have been required to declare the equivalent of 18 months (!) of agreements and benefits in a very short period of time. They were scheduled to disclose this information to … Continue Reading

Mexican Transparency Bill To Put An End To Government Corruption

In an effort to enhance transparency in government and end financial corruption, the Mexican Congress has approved a draft amendment bill that will reform the Mexican Constitution by requiring all government entities to publicly report their finances and expenditures. The lower chamber of the Mexican Congress, the Chamber of Deputies, voted 424 to 16 in … Continue Reading

UK Committee of Advertising Practise rules for the use of online behavioural advertising

This post was written by Cynthia O’Donoghue. The UK Committee of Advertising Practise (CAP), which writes and maintains the UK Advertising Codes, has introduced new rules for organisations conducting online behavioural advertising (OBA), to provide greater transparency and choice to consumers. The new rules will be incorporated into the UK Code of Non-broadcast Advertising, Sales … Continue Reading

Privacy Ratings: Do They Mean Anything?

This post was also written by Chris Cwalina, Nick Tyler and Frederick Lah. Consumers increasingly demand transparency into how companies use their personal information. We’ve seen a number of responses to this. One has been legislative; for example, the accounting requirement under the Dodd-Frank Act and California’s Shine the Light Act. For our previous analysis of … Continue Reading

‘The Four Pillars of Wisdom’? EU Commissioner’s speech signals key areas for reform of EU privacy rights

This post was written by Nick Tyler. In a recent speech, Viviane Reding, the EU Commissioner with responsibility for European Union data protection policy identified ‘four pillars’ upon which the privacy rights of EU citizens “need to be built” so that individuals’ have more control over their personal data in today’s online world. Reforming EU data … Continue Reading