E-Commerce Law Developments
Kolvin Stone provides a round-up of recent e-commerce law developments in an article which you can download from
by Kolvin Stone
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The article covers the following topics:
Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directives) Regulations 2003
particularly in respect of cookies and spam; he looks at the difference between
opt-in and opt-out, the difference between individual subscribers and corporate
subscribers, the nature of an “existing business relationship” and what type of
enforcement is likely.
Data Protection and the Internet, with a description of the recent European
Court of Justice decision on the Data Protection Directive and the Internet in
Bodil Lindqvist; Mrs Lindqvist worked as a volunteer in a Swedish parish and set
up internet pages to allow parishioners preparing for their confirmation to obtain
information they might need. However, the pages included personal information
about individuals without their consent.
Trade Marks, Metatags and the Internet, with a description of the Court of
Appeal decision relating to Reed Executive plc and Reed Business Information -
different organisation but sharing the key word “Reed”. The action related to
what can be - or cannot be - included in a site’s metatags without infringing
The Gambling Bill and Online Gaming. How advantageous will be the eventual
bill be to online gaming and will the UK become the best place for it?
Kolvin Stone is a solicitor specializing in IT and e-commerce at City law firm Fox
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