Proposed new laws on sustainable products are coming in the EU to replace the existing ecodesign framework and introduce digital product passports and new transparency rules on destroying unsold consumer products. Below is our take on what to expect, based on the latest intelligence, under the proposals scheduled to be published on 30 March 2022.
A public consultation was recently launched and is open until 10 January 2022. Learn more about some key updates being assessed in potential revision of the PLD.
The European Commission is seeking feedback on its proposed AI regulation. Read our blog below to find out more and how you can get involved.
UK government confirms plans to bring in mandatory cyber security requirements for connected consumer products
Last week the UK government confirmed plans to bring in new rules on the cyber security of connected consumer products. Read our blog below to find out more.
Charging ahead (part 2): last chance for feedback on plans to decouple the sale of consumer electronic devices and chargers
The opportunity to respond to the European Commission’s stakeholder survey on plans to decouple the sale of consumer electronic devices and chargers ends on 22 January 2021.
The UK Government has published an AI Roadmap, developed by the UK AI Council to help the government develop a UK National AI Strategy. The report offers a glimpse into the approach the UK may take to regulating AI post Brexit, with an underlying message that the UK must look to the horizon and be adaptable to disruption.
ICPHSO’s 2020 International Symposium and the European Commission’s International Product Safety Week: sustainability, new tech, COVID-19, recalls and traceability
The International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO) held its 2020 International Symposium in October, in conjunction with the European Commission’s International Product Safety Week (IPSW) in November 2020. Below are our highlights.
The European Commission published its adjusted Work Programme for 2020, following the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Product safety and consumer law initiatives remain very much on the Commission’s agenda. However, some timelines have been extended and stakeholders will be given additional time to contribute to consultations to help shape future policy and law in these areas.