Friday Digital, Media & Technology – Influencers, Sex Pistols & Digital You

Here are a few things that you may have missed in digital, media & technology this week. Contact me if you want to talk about what these might mean for you.

Social media influencers – declare your paid ads – Nadia Fairfax found out the hard way and was sanctioned by Ad Standards who took a broad view of “advertisement”. The ad was caught even though outside a formal agreement for promotions. Review now pending.

Sex Pistols members Paul Cook and Steve Jones succeeded in a UK Court case against John Lydon. Lydon refused to consent to the Band’s music in a Sex Pistols documentary. His band mates argued that their band agreement required a majority to decide. The Court agreed. I make no comment about what it means for the memory of punk that this ended up in the Courts.

With data breaches and cyber attacks a part of modern life (*sigh*), the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released a fact sheet to help when faced with a cyber incident.

Snapchat released “Snapchat Trends” to “see what you can learn from the Snapchat generations to help power your brand”. In other news, Reuters reports that Afghan citizens are fearful that digital ID and digital history can be used to target them for “Taliban reprisals”. Data ethics is the most important conversation at this juncture – time to start talking about it.

That’s all for this week, but let me know if you want to talk about any of it. These are best enjoyed with a coffee – or whatever your choice.


Published by Brett

Brett is an experienced lawyer and business executive who focuses on commercial outcomes. He has worked across three sectors in England & Australia advising and leading initiatives in digital, media and technology

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