The Law Commission has published a consultation paper reviewing the law on contempt of court. The concept of contempt of court cover a wide range of conduct that may impede or interfere with the administration of justice. Examples include taking photographs in a courtroom, making an audio recording of proceedings, assaulting court staff or witnesses,…

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Coimisiún na Meán has published a new draft Audiovisual On-Demand Media (Video-on-demand) Service Code and new draft Rules for consultation. These are made under the Irish implementing legislation for the recast Audio-Visual Services Directive. Once finalised, Coimisiún na Meán will apply the Code and Rules to video-on-demand service providers with their EU headquarters in Ireland….

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The European Commission has concluded that Meta’s “pay or consent” advertising model fails to comply with the Digital Markets Act (DMA). The binary choice forces users to consent to the combination of their personal data and fails to provide them a less personalised but equivalent version of Meta’s social networks.  Preliminary findings on Meta’s pay…

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European Commission provides update on investigations into Apple under Digital Markets Act Along with other big tech companies, Apple was designated as a gatekeeper under the Digital Markets Act and was required to fully comply with all DMA obligations by 7 March 2024. The European Commission has informed Apple that it believes that its App…

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EU Law European Commission reports on Enforcement and Modernisation Directive compliance The European Commission has reviewed the Enforcement and Modernisation Directive which updated various EU consumer laws to reflect the digital world and to improve enforcement. The Commission found that all member states have introduced the required minimum fines of 4% of global turnover (or…

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The CJEU has issued its ruling in Case C-400/22 | Conny. It ruled that the order button, or a similar function, must clearly indicate that, by clicking on it, the consumer assumes an obligation to pay. This applies even if the obligation to pay depends on the satisfaction of a subsequent condition. The case arose…

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