The EU is consulting on two important consumer law initiatives which would introduce new requirements for online transactions, information on repairability and the lifespan of products, and measures to curb premature product obsolescence. These changes would have lasting effects for products sold in the EU.
Cooley’s international products law team is pleased to announce the third event in its webcast series looking at the latest consumer rights issues product manufacturers, suppliers and other stakeholders are facing in the rapidly changing global environment. This time we will be joined by Wendy Hederman, a partner at leading Irish law […]
A New Deal for Consumers: a lot to think about for businesses – changes to EU consumer protection rules will come into force in 2022
Edward Turtle and Tracey Bischofberger
New laws to strengthen consumer protection have come into force and will apply across the EU from 28 May 2022. There is a focus on more transparency online, extending rights to “free” digital services and strong sanctions linked to annual turnover.
The EU has confirmed agreement on its proposal for a directive on contracts for the supply of digital content and services. This covers a whole range of digital media – from streamed and downloaded music and movies to apps, games, computer programmes and cloud services.
UK product safety regulator investigates product registration rates
Product manufacturers risk a significant increase in European-style “class actions” if proposals to amend the draft “New Deal for Consumers” are adopted.