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Criminalité et droit pénal

French PMU wins its first legal battle against online bookmaker

The Pari Mutual Urbain (PMU) has successfully overcome its first legal hurdle in a case it filed in June 2005 against the online bookmaker ZeTurf. As in most other remote gambling cases are the facts of this case relatively simple: The bookmaker, duly registered and incorporated in Malta, provides French internet users the possibility to…

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Criminalité et droit pénal

Online gambling : the German Constitutional court paves way for German ECJ gaming case

The German Constitutional Court recently issued an important decision concerning the legality of intermediary activities for a Gibraltar licensed gaming operator. Seen the Gambelli judgment of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) and its reception by national courts, the German Constitutional Court, Bundesverfassungsgericht, raised substantial doubts on the compliance of the German cross-border gaming restrictions,…

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Vie privée et données personnelles

Reconciling RFID technology with data protection principles

The Data Protection working group of the European Commission, the so-called Group 29, recently released a working document on RFID technology and privacy issues. Group 29 confirms that the use of low-cost Radio Frequency Identification technology (RFID) has substantial advantages in not only a number of sectors and industries, but also for individuals and public…

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Protection du consommateur et pratiques du commerce

Viagra no longer stands up … at least not for the moment

Pfizer, the manufacturer and distributor of the well-known drug Viagra had to take down its publicity on the Dutch website www.erectieplein.nl. On this website, sponsored by Pfizer, visitors could anonymously find information on erection difficulties and the different remedies and products available on the market. Furthermore, it was possible to order and obtain Viagra via…

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Criminalité et droit pénal

Dutch Supreme Court rules on Ladbrokes appeal

On 18 February 2005 the Dutch Supreme court ruled in the Ladbrokes summary proceedings and rejected the appeal lodged against a September 2003 decision that recognized the exclusive right of the Dutch betting operator De Lotto. With this decision a process of more than 2 years seems to have ended. The debate, however, may still…

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