Latest blog articles in the blog group Law

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    The US Shop Safe Bill: protecting consumers but not brand owners

    5 June 2020
    IGIR in Law
    The rise of e-commerce has resulted in a sharp increase of counterfeit products in the market. The new US Shop Safe Bill introduces liability for online marketplaces, but only in case of counterfeit products that are risky for consumers, which makes this bill a preventive health measure for consumers rather than conferring protection for brand owners.
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    Choreography of sound and fury: The federal constitutional court’s recent PSPP judgment

    28 May 2020
    The recent verdict (“the PSPP judgment”) of the German Federal Constitutional Court (“FCC”) on the compatibility of the Public Sector Purchase Programme (“the Programme”) under the management of the European Central Bank (“ECB”) has attracted plenty of commentary, much of it critical concerning the reasoning of the judgment. The following contribution shall attempt to contextualize the PSPP judgment in the framework of the FCC’s historical jurisprudence and seek to gain an initial understanding whether the judgment does indeed represent a threat to the legal...
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    The regulation of social media influencers

    25 May 2020
    Social media influencers have become increasingly pervasive in the past years. Influencers (also often called content creators) are individuals with a large following on social media who create content which filters information, advertises products and services, offers advice, and promotes political opinions with a significant impact on a broad audience. Nevertheless, their actions remain underexplored in academic literature.
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    16 July: the most important date of the year (for privacy people, that is…)

    15 May 2020
    On Thursday, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) published a long-awaited tweet: Case C-311/18 #Facebook Ireland & #Schrems – Judgment to be delivered on 16th July 2020 . This means that the Court in Luxembourg on 16 July will deliver its verdict in one of the most anticipated cases on privacy and data protection for years. The key question if the international flows of personal data can continue as we have come to do in recent years, or if major changes to the system are required. And that in turn may have an impact on many companies around the...
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