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    15/05/2024
    Netherlands

    Dutch court rules losses to online gamblers must be repaid

    In two judgments in April 2024, the Dutch District Court Overijssel ruled in favour of two online gamblers who filed suit against two online gambling companies. The online poker players sought refunds of their losses on gambling sites because the sites were not licensed under Netherlands law and were operating illegally.BackgroundThe cases concern two players who had lost money on poker sites between 2006 and 2019. One case involved 15 years of online activity while the other case covered only two years. The money was paid by the players to two online gambling companies based and licensed in Malta...
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    10/05/2024
    England and Wales

    Postcode Lottery Ad featuring Emma Willis Wins ASA's Approval

    Introduction:On 1 October 2022, the Advertising Standards Authority (the “ASA”) introduced a new gambling advertising rule (a summary of which can be read here) which strengthened the obligations on gambling operators to ensure the content of their advertisements (“ads”) does not appeal to under 18s. At the time, questions were raised as to what would constitute a “strong appeal”, but a number of rulings since the rule was introduced have provided useful insight into what is likely to fall within scope according to the ASA.The ASA has previously upheld rulings...
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    18/04/2024
    APAC region

    Top developments and predictions in the Technology, Media and Communications sector in Asia-Pacific

    We look back at the top developments over the last 12 months in the technology, media and communications (TMC) sector and we look to the future with our top predictions for the coming year for businesses operating across the Asia-Pacific region, specifically in mainland China, Hong Kong and Singapore.Over the last year, mainland China, Hong Kong and Singapore demonstrated their commitment to fostering a secure and innovative digital landscape by introducing a range of new regulations and measures. From cross-border personal information transfer and artificial intelligence service management to...
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    17/04/2024
    England and Wales

    AI-driven enforcement comes of age in UK with AI systems reshaping advertising and regulation and enforcement – ASA’s 2023 Annual Report

    The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has published its 2023 annual report, describing 2023 as a watershed year for its digital strategy.Together, the ASA and the Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) secured the amendment or withdrawal of 27,378 ads in 2023, a remarkable 92% of which resulting from proactive work largely powered by the ASA’s Active Ad Monitoring System. In December 2022, the ASA ran 20,000 ads through the system, which rose to over 600,000 ads per month by the end of 2023. This system forms a key part of the ASA’s 2024 to 2028 strategy on AI-assisted...
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    05/04/2024
    United Kingdom

    Gambling Commission publishes new Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Emerging Risks

    On 9 February 2024, the Gambling Commission (the “Commission”) published its new list of emerging money laundering and terrorist financing risks (the “Emerging Risks”). Operators are required to keep up to date with any emerging risks that the Commission publishes and will be expected to take them into account in developing a risk assessment, policies, procedures and controls. The last emerging risks publication by the Commission was circulated in June 2022 (the “Previous Emerging Risks”).The Emerging Risks identified by the Commission in this latest update are...
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    03/04/2024
    Ukraine

    Register of Damage for Ukraine is open for claims submission

    On 2 April 2024, the Register of Damage for Ukraine opened the claims submission process for compensation for damage, loss or injury caused by Russian aggression against Ukraine. The launch took place as part of the Ministerial Conference "Restoring Justice for Ukraine" co-hosted by the Netherlands, Ukraine and the European Commission at the World Forum in The Hague.As a reminder, the official website of the Register of Damage for Ukraine was launched on 4 March 2024. The website contains the following:documents governing the work of the Register;answers to frequently asked questions on the Register’s...
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