Category Archives: Internet & domains

Entry into force of the Cybersecurity Act: Brief analysis and main developments

The date 27 June 2019 saw the entry into force of Regulation (EU) 2019/881 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 April 2019. The Regulation, also known as the “Cybersecurity Act”, is one of a framework of measures aimed at strengthening ICT security for the European area. The intervention is a necessary […]

Even selfies are used in court

According to Wikipedia, a “selfie” “is a self-portrait type image, typically taken with a smartphone which may be held in the hand or supported by a selfie stick. Selfies are often shared on social networking services such as Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram.” Easy to get, even easier to share on Internet or on social media. However, the simplicity of taking a selfie can create considerable complications, […]

Antitrust: European Commission fines Google for abusive practices in online advertising

Between 2006 and 2016, Google imposed to several third-party websites a number of restrictive clauses in contracts which prevented Google’s competitors from placing their search adverts on these websites. This is made clear from the European Commission’s survey started on July 2017 and extended for over two years. According to Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge […]

The use of emoticons can cause considerable costs

Eric Goldman, professor of law at the University of Santa Clara in California, has studied emoji and their impact on the legal world for many years. His first studies were aimed at the possibility of obtaining an exclusivity on the faces commonly used to express a feeling or to strengthen an affirmation or a state […]