Tag: Consumers

Have your say on sustainability – current EU and UK consultations on proposed sustainability initiatives for products

Edward Turtle and Tracey Bischofberger

The EU and UK are running two important consultations on proposed initiatives to make products more sustainable. To find out more, read our summary below.

Productwise Bitesize: the General Product Safety Directive

Jamie Humphreys and Julia Maskell

Cooley’s Productwise Bitesize brings you a short introduction to the “General Product Safety Directive”.

COVID-19 and consumer rights in the UK

Jamie Humphreys and Carol Holley

Considerations for UK companies regarding the significant impact the ongoing restrictions will have on businesses and their consumers.

The end of auto insurance as we know it: How big data will reshape the future of the autonomous vehicle insurance market

Heidi Lawson and Michael Coburn

Despite the recent wave of articles forecasting that the rise of autonomous vehicles will lead to a decline in auto insurance premiums, we believe it is more accurate to say that the advent of self-driving cars will cause the personal auto insurance policy, as we know it, to disappear at some point in the future.

All for one and one for all – EU consumer remedies unite

Edward Turtle and Evangelia Nitti

Last week, EU Parliament approved a proposal for a new directive on the sale of goods.

Not content with digital – new protections for EU consumers of digital content and services

Edward Turtle and Evangelia Nitti

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.

Access all areas: EU takes measures to make tech products and services more accessible

Edward Turtle and Carol Roberts

At the end of last year, the EU Council’s Permanent Representatives Committee approved a provisional agreement on the text of the proposed Directive on Accessibility Requirements for Products and Services (also known as the European Accessibility Act).

Collective re-dress: all talk and now trousers

Jamie Humphreys, Edward Turtle and Monica Mylordou

Product manufacturers risk a significant increase in European-style “class actions” if proposals to amend the draft “New Deal for Consumers” are adopted.