A sweeping new security law in Hong Kong has raised questions for big tech companies’ operations in the territory, with Facebook, Google and Twitter temporarily blocking authorities’ access to user data; TikTok – under pressure around the world for ...
New Delhi’s ministry of consumer affairs is compiling the country’s first ever government-designed code of conduct for advertisers and agencies, in a move designed to curb unfair practices and misleading claims.
Google’s search ranking algorithm is changing, the company has announced, with page experience now a consciously considered element beyond load times but the fuzziness of the term means that Google will be making an important judgement on what ...
Brands entering the US cannabis market face a legal labyrinth in that the sale of cannabis products is now legal in 11 states, plus the District of Columbia, but brands are fairly rigorously excluded from traditional forms of advertising.
The Facebook CEO has doubled down on calls for clear regulation of the internet, following a change of heart just under a year ago – now the social network is signalling that it is keen to lay down rules, but that process will be slower than ...
UK advertising bodies have welcomed a government indication that communications watchdog Ofcom could become the regulator to enforce rules to make the internet a safer place, in what would be a world first.
India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has finalised an amendment which will ban advertisements promoting fairness creams, health drinks claiming improvement to the height of children and products promoting anti-ageing remedies – with ...
Google has announced that its Chrome browser will block all “disruptive” ads that are displayed alongside short-form videos of eight minutes duration or less, while it also reviews its own websites, such as YouTube, for compliance.
Brands, media owners and politicians have backed moves to put responsibility at the heart of the UK advertising industry, as the Advertising Association announced a new focus at its annual LEAD summit.
Following the censuring of an influencer for Pretty Little Thing for posting about the brand outside of an advertising context, Billion Dollar Boy’s Ed East explores where the rules suggest some murky standards.
Google’s CEO, Sundar Pichai, took to the opinion pages of the Financial Times to get the trillion-dollar company on the front-foot of any rules governing AI, and promising to be a “helpful and engaged partner” – here’s what we know.
The UK should establish an independent and powerful new regulator to oversee the content spread by Silicon Valley online platforms, according to the head of Sky, the broadcaster and telco owned by Comcast.
Advertising agencies have welcomed reports that TikTok, the Chinese viral video app, may introduce a curated content feed to allay brand safety fears – a move that would also enable it to charge higher advertising rates.
Privacy and brand safety in a programmatic world, a slowdown in social media growth and the advertising potential provided by gaming and podcasts are the three main themes to emerge from an analysis of readership across all of this year’s Global ...
Facebook has made an initial commitment of $130m to cover the operational costs of a new and independent oversight board, which will decide whether individual pieces of content should be posted on the social platform.
The Indian government has announced that it will set up a committee to scrutinise and regulate product-feature claims made in advertisements, through the Food Safety & Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).
Tobacco firms in the UK are accused of circumventing laws that stipulated unbranded brown packaging for products, through a variety of strategies that have helped brands stand out while staying within the letter of the law.
Looks at how women's roles in society have changed and continue to evolve, meaning brands have had to adopt how they engage this audience, by promoting female empowerment, removing gender bias and ensuring women are part of the client and agency teams.