Latest by Victoria Noto

Blog

Retailers: beware the ban on gender stereotyping

Published on 19 June 2019. By Oliver Bray, Partner and Victoria Noto, Associate

Untinted 3

The Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) has introduced a new rule, accompanied by Guidance, to combat negative gender stereotyping in ads. The test now (or rather from 14 June 2019 when the new rule comes into force) is whether the ad is "likely to cause harm" – a far lower threshold than the previous test of "widespread or serious offence".

Read more
Blog

Artificial Intelligence, collaboration with online platforms and tackling the 'Wild West': How the ASA plans to make its impact online over the next 5 years

Published on 11 January 2019. By Oliver Bray, Partner and Victoria Noto, Associate

Untinted 5

Given that online adverts made up 88% of all adverts where action was taken by the ASA in 2017, it is unsurprising that the regulation of online advertising is central to the ASA's strategy for the next 5 years.

Read more
Blog

#Ad-vice for Influencers and Brands: how to comply with CAP's new Influencer's Guide

Published on 26 October 2018. By Oliver Bray, Partner and Victoria Noto, Associate

Green tint 3

To help influencers and brands comply with the legal requirements around influencer marketing the CAP issued An Influencer's Guide to making clear that ads are ads, developed in conjunction with the CMA.

Read more
Blog

Secret 'wealth-screening' by charities breaks data laws

Published on 20 March 2017. By Victoria Noto, Associate

Gray tint 3

An ICO investigation into charity fundraising practices has led to two charities being fined and eleven being issued with Notices of Intent to fine.

Read more
Blog

Political adverts – freedom to misinform?

Published on 15 August 2016. By Victoria Noto, Associate

Green tint 3

Promises of an additional £350m per week to be given to the NHS, posters featuring "white thugs" shouting at vulnerable old ladies, and billboards plastered with images of a flood of new refugees. These are just a few of the wildly misleading, harmful and offensive adverts that featured in the build-up to the EU referendum on 23 June.

Read more