The nightmare before Christmas: Cybersecurity risks for children’s toys

By |december 21st, 2018|BEUC, children, children's rights, China, Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Act, cybersecurity toys, European Consumer Organisation (BEUC), hack, hacking, National Cyber Security Centre, News, toys|

The lack of a legal framework to protect children's toys against cybersecurity risks could prove to have damaging consequences, a leading European consumer rights group has warned ahead of the Christmas festivities, advising parents that some of those ...

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Industry questions WHO’s conviction about health impact of sugar taxes

By |september 11th, 2018|BEUC, European Consumer Organisation (BEUC), food reformulation, News, product reformulation, sugar tax, World Health Organisation|

The industry believes that the World Health Organisation (WHO) has no evidence to back its claim that sugar taxes are an effective way to improve public health. Instead, the industry says, taxes only lead consumers to cheaper brands with similar or even higher calorie content, which may undermine any positive health outcome.

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Consumers hail proposal to limit transaction costs in EU

By |marec 28th, 2018|Banks, credit cards, European Consumer Organisation (BEUC), News, transaction costs|

The European Commission’s proposals to limit transfer costs to non-euro members and currency conversions abroad were welcomed by consumer and transparency activists, although NGOs complained that it would not benefit migrants’ remittances.

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Consumer watchdogs want fines against Twitter and Facebook for breaking EU rules

By |februar 15th, 2018|consumer protection, European Consumer Organisation (BEUC), Facebook, Google, News, online platforms, social media, Twitter, Věra Jourová|

Consumer watchdogs have called for the European Commission to introduce a minimum fine against companies that break EU rules, after Facebook and Twitter failed to reform their user terms.

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Legal Affairs MEPs approve watered down broadcasting rules

By |november 21st, 2017|broadcasting, European Consumer Organisation (BEUC), legal affairs, media law, News, satellite, Tiemo Wölken|

MEPs in the European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee (JURI) have approved a watered down version of an EU proposal that will regulate how much content broadcasters must show online.

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MEPs approve softened telecoms investment rules, price cap on international calls

By |oktober 3rd, 2017|Andrus Ansip, BEREC, ETNO, European Consumer Organisation (BEUC), Evzen Tosenovsky, fast internet, international calls, Mariya Gabriel, Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, mobile roaming, News, Pilar del Castillo, roaming caps, Telecoms regulations, telecoms regulatory framework|

MEPs in the European Parliament’s Industry Committee (ITRE) approved a sweeping telecoms bill on Monday (2 October) that watered down an EU proposal to spur network investment and added a controversial price cap on calls between member states.

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Consumer group warns against e-commerce overhaul

By |avgust 24th, 2017|BEUC, consumer protection, e-Commerce, ecommerce market, European Consumer Organisation (BEUC), News, Online Shopping, Pascal Arimont, single market, Věra Jourová|

A draft bill to give ecommerce shoppers the same rights across the EU is likely to face a drastic makeover from the European Parliament and national governments—and consumer advocates are worried.

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Google, Facebook and Twitter face fines as EU grows ‘impatient’ with lax consumer rules

By |julij 25th, 2017|BEUC, consumer policy, consumer protection, European Consumer Organisation (BEUC), Facebook, Google, Monique Goyens, News, online platforms, Twitter, Věra Jourová|

Google, Facebook and Twitter could face fines if they do not change their user conditions to meet the European Commission's demands.

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