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Not Just Any Data, This Is Smart Data – UK Government Consultation
Earlier this month, the UK government launched its Smart Data Consultation (Consultation). The Consultation follows the publication of the terms of reference
UK
16 Jul 2019
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Must Online Traders Provide Consumers With A Contact Telephone Number? Advocate General Says No…T Necessarily
In a recent request for a preliminary ruling in a case concerning Amazon, the Advocate General Pitruzzella (AG) has given his opinion that the Consumer Rights Directive (2011/83/EU) (CRD)
UK
28 Mar 2019
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EU Agrees To New Rules That Ensure Transparency And Fairness For Trading Practices On Online Platforms
On February 14, 2019 the European Commission, European Parliament and Council of the European Union agreed to implement new rules designed to ensure a fair ...
European Union
12 Mar 2019
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Influencing The Influencer – How To Be #CMAcompliant
With the growing use of social media platforms and the evolution of a new kind of e-celeb, it is no surprise that brands are increasingly utilising the platforms ...
UK
7 Mar 2019
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Singapore Considers Introduction Of Data Portability
On 25 February 2019, Minister for Communications and Information announced that Singapore is considering, as part of an ongoing review of the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA),
Worldwide
5 Mar 2019
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A New Deal For Consumers: EDPS Publishes Opinion
The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) published an Opinion on 5 October 2018 regarding the European Commission's legislative package ...
European Union
8 Nov 2018
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UK Government Launches Smart Data Review
The UK government launched its Smart Data Review on 28 September 2018 (Review).
UK
5 Nov 2018
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ECJ Ruling On Fairness Of Disproportionately High Default Interest Rate In Consumer Loan Agreements
In the joined cases of Banco Santander SA v. Demba and another (Case C-96/16) and Cortes v. Banco de Sabadell SA (Case C-94/17), the European Court of Justice (ECJ) considered the application of the...
UK
25 Sep 2018
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German Court Rules That Online Retailers Must Specify The Delivery Date Even For ‘Coming Soon' B2C Pre-Release Orders
In 2016, the Plaintiff initiated court proceedings against a major German online retailer
Germany
24 Jul 2018
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German FCO Launches Sector Inquiry Into Online Price Comparison Websites
The German Federal Cartel Office ("FCO") has launched a sector inquiry into "online price comparison websites."
Germany
4 Dec 2017
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German Federal Supreme Court: ‘Sofortüberweisung' Must Not Be The Only Free-Of-Charge Payment Method In B2C Contracts
According to a press release of the Federation of German Consumer Organisations (Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband; ‘vzbv') dated 19 July 2017, the German Federal Supreme Court (‘FSC')...
Germany
26 Jul 2017
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CTSI Guide On Pricing Practices – What Does It Mean For Retailers?
After a lengthy consultation, in December 2016 the Chartered Trading Standards Institute finally published its much anticipated new guidance on pricing practices, entitled The Guidance for Traders on Pricing Practices.
UK
10 Feb 2017
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High Court Permits University's Contravention Of Its Own Privacy Policy
The High Court ruled that Loughborough University acted lawfully under the DPA in supplying Leicestershire Police with the registration form of a student suspected of sexual assault and rape.
UK
11 Aug 2016
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French Supreme Court Ruling Clarifies Liability For Defective Products
In the case at hand, a patient was prescribed Mediator, an appetite suppressant, between 1998 and 2008.
France
16 Jun 2016
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Defective Products Liability: New Clarifications On The Regime's Implementation
In a ruling handed down on 25 February 2016, the Court of Cassation clarified the conditions for implementation of the defective products liability regime.
France
10 Jun 2016
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German Court Orders WhatsApp To Provide Consumers In Germany With T&Cs In German Language
In the Court's view, the fact that a complex set of contractual T&Cs is only available in English language leads to the conclusion that the whole set of contractual T&Cs shall be deemed void...
Germany
25 May 2016
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ASA Delivers Knock-Out Blow To UK Mobile Network
Three's claim was based on a YouGov report in which it had come top in five consecutive quarters in a comparison about network reliability.
UK
17 May 2016
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South Korea Sharpens The Teeth Of Its Privacy Law
The Act on the Promotion of Information Communication Network Utilization and Information Protection has been amended to include potential punitive damages for South Korean businesses that provide services over the internet.
South Korea
21 Apr 2016
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Defective Products: Anxiety Damage Recognised And Provisionally Compensated By Interim Relief Judge
By three court orders issued on 28 January 2016, the Nanterre Civil Court interim relief judge (Juge des référés du Tribunal de grande instance de Nanterre) granted a provision to 13 patients who had taken the Médiator® drug...
France
11 Feb 2016
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Advertising Of Broadband Prices May Be Leaving Consumers Dazed And Confused
A new research study conducted by Ofcom and the Advertising Standards Authority (‘ASA') has ruled that the current industry-wide approach to broadband price advertising is "likely to confuse and mislead" consumers.
UK
25 Jan 2016
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