International Co-operation on Platform Governance

Lorna Woods, Professor of Internet Law at the University of Essex and co-author of the Carnegie UK Trust’s proposals for Harm Reduction on Social Media, gave evidence on 7 November 2019 at the International Grand Committee on Disinformation and Fake News in Dublin. The Committee, formed of Parliamentarians from eleven countries, met for the third time, having previously convened … Continue reading International Co-operation on Platform Governance

‘Milk-shaking’ political figures and irresponsible advertising

Dr. Alexandros Antoniou, Lecturer in Media Law, University of Essex On 2 October 2019, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), the UK’s advertising watchdog, banned a promotional tweet on Burger King’s Twitter page on the grounds that it condoned anti-social behaviour. Background In May 2019, a 32-year-old man launched a milkshake at Nigel Farage, the Brexit … Continue reading ‘Milk-shaking’ political figures and irresponsible advertising

Essays for sale? ‘Misleading’ essay writing ad banned by the ASA

Dr. Alexandros Antoniou, Lecturer in Media Law, University of Essex On 11 September 2019, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), the UK’s advertising regulator, found that claims on the website of an essay writing service lacked adequate substantiation and breached the Authority’s rules on misleading advertising. What was the ad about? The ASA’s remit includes, since … Continue reading Essays for sale? ‘Misleading’ essay writing ad banned by the ASA

Advertising regulation: an insight into recent developments

On 14 June 2019, the Advertising Standards Authority, the UK's advertising watchdog, introduced new rules which target ads featuring gender stereotypes likely to cause harm, or serious or widespread offence. The ban was imposed because the regulator found some portrayals could contribute to "limiting people's potential". Dr. Alexandros Antoniou, Lecturer in Media Law, takes a … Continue reading Advertising regulation: an insight into recent developments

Uber in London: the battle between public and private regulation

Dr Yseult Marique, Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Essex Dr Yseult Marique and her co-author Enguerrand Marique have published a chapter, entitled ‘Uber in London: The battle between public and private regulation’, in the collection Uber & Taxis: Comparative Law Studies, which was edited by D Renders and R Noguellou (Bruylant 2018). The expansion … Continue reading Uber in London: the battle between public and private regulation