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EU regulators have set out proposals to restrict or prohibit the marketing or sale of certain contracts for difference (CFD) financial products to non-sophisticated investors. 19 Jan 2018
The UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has "serious concerns" over the way in which 'contracts for difference' (CFDs) are being promoted and sold to unsophisticated investors, which it has warned have the potential to cause "significant consumer harm".... 12 Jan 2018
Collective redress schemes, often referred to as 'compensation schemes', offer businesses an alternative means of righting wrongs committed against a particular class of individuals or customers quickly and economically. They have broad, cross-sector appeal....
The Consumer Rights Act aims to rectify the traditional complexities of UK consumer law by consolidating eight pieces of separate legislation in this area into a single piece of legislation.
In February 2014 the French parliament adopted a Consumer Law which implements the Consumer Rights Directive. It will have a significant effect on companies engaged in e-commerce.
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The UK's Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has outlined the impact new EU rules affecting online content services could have on copyright holders in a new consultation paper published ahead of the new rules taking effect. 05 Jan 2018
A single body could be responsible for the regulation of data protection, consumer protection and competition law issues in digital markets in future, the European data protection supervisor has said. 12 Dec 2017
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