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EU fines Facebook $120m over 'misleading' info in WhatsApp takeover

BRUSSELS - The European Commission on Thursday fined US social media giant Facebook 110 million euros ($120 million) for providing incorrect and misleading information on its takeover of WhatsApp...

19 May 2017

France fines Facebook for data protection breaches

PARIS, France: France's data protection agency said Tuesday it had fined Facebook for collecting information on users without their knowledge, following a probe of the social network in cooperation with other European regulators...

18 May 2017

Could the Hate Speech Bill criminalise all speech?

The Hate Speech Bill should cause South Africans sleepless nights, as it criminalises virtually all speech of any consequence...

By Martin van Staden 8 May 2017

Cape Town draft by-law on OOH still too complicated

Cape Town Chamber of Commerce and Industry regards newly revised draft bylaw, released by City of Cape Town, as still being way too complicated...

4 May 2017

Now's the time for self-regulation: HDI on the ethics of youth marketing

HDI Youth Marketeers' Managing Director Catherine Bothma, and youth expert, Jason Levin take the time to respond to some of the most frequently asked questions about the ethics of youth marketing....

21 Apr 2017

Brands and social media influencers, are you at risk?

Although Andy Warhol proclaimed in 1968 that, in the future, everyone would be world-famous for fifteen minutes, it is unlikely that he could possibly have imagined today's social media crazed world and the multiple platforms that exist to enable anyone, anywhere, to become a celebrity...

By Kelly Thompson 31 Mar 2017

ZA Central Registry wins .africa domain battle, ready to launch

The Superior Court of California has denied DotConnectAfrica's legal battle to stop ICANN delegating the .africa generic top level domain to the ZA Central Registry...

29 Mar 2017

#BrandManagerMonth: Law firms - beyond the courts and lawyers

Rarely is it considered that there is more to a well-run law firm than just its legal team...

By Shan Radcliffe 27 Mar 2017

China win for Apple as court overturns iPhone ruling

A Beijing court has overturned a ruling that Apple's iPhone 6 violated a Chinese manufacturer's patent which saw the US tech giant ordered to cease selling the smartphone in China...

27 Mar 2017

Call for public comment on Cape Town's proposed outdoor advertising by-law

From today, Monday 27 March 2017, the public can participate in the second round of comments on the City of Cape Town's proposed outdoor advertising by-law. Comments close on 9 April 2017...

27 Mar 2017

BAT feels return of ASA's power

Despite news reports, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) is alive and kicking, with no hint of it going anywhere, as it asserts its power in the British American Tobacco (BAT) case...

By Andrew Papadopoulos 23 Mar 2017

Australian blogger guilty over cancer claims: court

A health blogger who lied about having brain cancer and curing herself through natural therapies was Wednesday found guilty by an Australian court of misleading the public...

16 Mar 2017

Eskom takes DA to court for defamation

Eskom has refused to act on the allegations of corruption in its ranks as contained in the Dentons report, but the electricity supplier has taken legal action against the DA for defamation.

By Sikonathi Mantshantsha 9 Mar 2017

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International

China, Hong Kong top hubs for fake goods: Europol

China and Hong Kong are overwhelmingly the largest shipment centres for fake goods sold around the world, in a growing, complex battle against sophisticated counterfeiters, Europe's police agency said Thursday.

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Google faces record EU anti-trust fine: sources

BRUSSELS, Belgium: The EU's powerful anti-trust regulator will decide a historic case against Google in the coming weeks that could see the internet giant hit with a record fine, sources said on Friday, 16 June 2017.

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Ridiculed Trump tweet prompts new legislation

WASHINGTON, USA: A much-lampooned - and now-deleted - tweet by President Donald Trump has spurred a serious legislative effort aimed at stopping him from erasing his many misspelled missives and other online messages.

13 Jun 2017

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