Tag: European Parliament

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.

EU starts discussion on further harmonisation of consumer protection laws

Jamie Humphreys and Carol Roberts

Proposals to ensure consistency in consumer protection across the EU were recently approved by a European Parliament Committee.