Study on Digital Content and Video Trends

The OECD has published a comprehensive working paper on the economy of digital content with a focus on video, its development and diffusion. This working paper, whereas intended to give recommendations to regulations, is giving broad insights into the current state of the content market and its ongoing development. This market is described by being ...

W3C launches Initiative on Privacy

Privacy is a permanent issue on the internet regulated in part by laws in in part by self regulations. Now the W3C has launched an initiative with the aim to standardize mechanisms to enable users to make competent decisions regarding their privacy preferences. For more about the initiative visit the W3C site on Privacy Activity. ...

Startup provides Disclosure Solution

As companies become more involved in the social media sphere in various ways the need arises to clarify such relationships to comply with relevant regulations. Now the startup cmp.ly comes up with a solution to meet the requirements of various social commerce cases like paid posts, material connections like free products or any other sponsorships. ...

Self Regulation for Online Behavioral Advertising

Online advertising and marketing organizations have launched a program to assure compliance with self regulation in online behavioral advertising required by regulations of the FTC. The program, which has been announced by the Better Business Bureau, enables consumers to opt out of tracking realized by cookie placements. To do so an icon has been development ...

Agenda for the Digital Europe 2010 – 2020

By the „Digital Agenda 2010 – 2020 for Europe“ the European Union has started a new international initiative to foster the ongoing development of the information society. The up to date and coming issues are to increase efficiency and growth of the economy including shaping a unique european market, the availability of the infrastructure to ...

Brochure on the European Legal Framework for Electronic Communications

The EU has published an up to date brochure on the legal framework for electronic communications in the European Union. The brochure includes a collection of regulations, which have been revised by a reform package in November 2009. Regulatory Framework for Electronic Communications in the European Union Directory Sources: Online Law

The Need to label commercial Activities

The FTC, the US authority on consumer protection, has released new regulations on labeling „endorsements“ and „testimonials“ regarding online communications. The regulation is related to any blog posts and other social media activities made in a commercial context and concerns explicitly bloggers, celebrities, experts, organizations and consumers. The reactions to the new regulation have been ...