A new law allowing groups of EU consumers to launch collective actions against traders has passed through the final stages of the legislative process and will enter into force soon.
We consider the implications of a new EU Directive to introduce representative actions for breaches of certain EU laws, including consumer rights, product liability and product safety legislation.
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.
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).
Product manufacturers risk a significant increase in European-style “class actions” if proposals to amend the draft “New Deal for Consumers” are adopted.
A range of stakeholders presented on the Goods Package.