France continues fight against ‘gold plating’ of EU laws

By |november 12th, 2018|business, Competitiveness, consumer rights, environment, News|

French senators have removed around 20 over-transpositions of EU directives, which are considered to harm businesses’ competitiveness. This was part of a “tidying-up” mission which is sometimes at odds with the public interest. EURACTIV France reports.

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Europe should protect its farmers, not big food multinationals

By |november 8th, 2018|agri-food sector, consumer rights, European Parliament, farmers, food chain, Food chain sustainability, News, unfair trading practices|

MEPs working on the 'unfair trade practices' directive risk handing a series of victories to food multinationals in the name of 'fairness for all', argues Christian Verschueren

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Facebook under pressure for weak consumer policy

By |julij 16th, 2018|Cambridge Analytica, consumer rights, consumers protection, data privacy, data protection, data protection regulation, Facebook, GDPR, News, online privacy, Věra Jourová|

European regulators will announce next week whether they will punish Facebook for its consumer terms and conditions, after the company was warned in February that its rules do not comply with EU law.

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The power of data – what are our rights?

By |maj 17th, 2018|consumer rights, data protection, digital rights, digitization, GDPR, News|

For 25 years, the internet allowed business models to rampantly grow and radically change everyday life. Now, a period of regulation has come – and the awareness of the impact of digitisation. EURACTIV Germany’s media partner “Der Tagesspiegel” reports.

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Privacy crusader Schrems starts NGO to bring more tech firms to court

By |november 29th, 2017|consumer rights, data privacy, data protection, data transfer, European Court of Justice, Facebook, GDPR, Jan Philipp Albrecht, Max Schrems, News, safe harbour|

The Austrian lawyer whose lawsuit toppled the infamous safe harbour data sharing agreement with the United States has set up an NGO focused on bringing more privacy cases to court.

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Weighing the tradeoffs of joy versus long term health

By |junij 19th, 2017|consumer empowerment, consumer protection, consumer rights, News|

Consumers make hundreds of choices every day, some of  which imply weighing the tradeoffs of joy versus long term health. These are highly subjective decisions, and in a free society adult consumers should have the right to make these choices and not have them dictated to them by public health tsars, writes Fred Roeder.

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