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Beating the Bots: What are the options for retailers?

Beating the Bots: What are the options for retailers?

Frustrated by repeatedly missing out on the PlayStation 5 console during lockdown? Andrew Taplin and Leah Grolman look at ‘scalping’ and what can be done to prevent it in the absence of legislation.

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This week's Techlaw News Round-Up

Law Commission extends call for evidence on smart contracts, DCMS Select Committee launches inquiry on impact of influencers, HMRC issues updated cryptoassets manual, Research paper on loot boxes and gambling published, Phone-paid Services Authority consultation on new code of practice and more in this week’s round-up of UK and EU techlaw developments.

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This week's Techlaw News Round-Up

High Court decision on databases, Citizens’ Biometrics Council report , ICO issues guidance on national security, Ofcom and PSA plans of work, CMA says Facebook’s purchase of Giphy raises competition concerns, but clears Uber/Autocab deal; and more in this week’s round-up of UK, Irish and EU techlaw developments.

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MEPs seek to prevent English data exports

Computers & Law has learnt that a group of MEPs is lobbying to impose conditions on the European Commission's recommendation that the UK should be granted adequacy for data protection purposes.

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Do you use MailChimp? Bavarian DPA holds that its use was unlawful under GDPR

Martin Sloan reports on a decision from one of the German data protection authorities has cast doubt over whether use of the popular email marketing platform by EU organisations MailChimp is lawful under GDPR. The decision emphases the importance carrying out full assessments on the use of US-hosted technology services and transfers of personal data outside the UK and EU/EEA, following last year's Schrems II decision.

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This Week's Techlaw News Round-Up

ASA report on influencer advertising, ICO says that update is coming for anonymisation guidance, Data adequacy memorandum, Action on nuisance calls, Scottish AI strategy and more in this week’s round-up of UK and EU techlaw developments.

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