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E-Commerce Law Reports

Current Issue (June 2015)

Volume: 15 Issue: 3


About E-Commerce Law Reports:

The bi-monthly law journal providing coverage and guidance of key e-commerce law cases, such as those dealing with domain names and domain name disputes, intellectual property rights, copyright infringements, liability, online / behavourial advertising, distance selling regulations, privacy law, cybercrime, social networking, trademarks, telecoms and software / read more

The latest issue of E-Commerce Law Reports: Volume 15 Issue 3

In our latest issue, we look at some significant decisions in e-commerce case law across the globe - and this edition is a bumper issue, with in-depth analysis of some of the many key cases that have appeared over the past few months.

One case likely to have far-reaching implications for those involved in the processing of personal data is Vidal-Hall & Ors v. Google; Philip James and George Pelling provide an analysis of the UK Court of Appeal's decision to allow the plaintiffs to serve a claim on Google in the UK in a dispute over online tracking. 

Another decision that will be of interest not only in Germany but globally is that of the German Regional Court of Munich, which looked at the controversial issue of ad-blocking services, and found that the service involved was legal, even when the ad-blockers offered publishers the chance to allow users to see their ads in exchange for money. The verdict was somewhat unexpected, as Dr Thomas Hoppner and Maxi Luisa Niefer explain in their article in this issue.

Over in Australia, Peter Leonard and Althea Carbon discuss the findings of the Australian Privacy Commissioner when asked to make a determination relating to journalist Ben Grubb's attempts to access metadata relating to his mobile phone use, which was held by the telco Telstra. And Dr Elisabeth Thole and Vonne Laan of Van Doorne Lawyers in the Netherlands look too at data retention issues as they compare the CJEU decision to strike down the Data Retention Directive, and the Hague Court's own subsequent verdict on the Dutch Data Retention Act. 

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