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Study on European consumer class action lawsuit rules presented to European Parliament
17 October 18 Hannah Bracken

This flash message provides a summary of the study Collective Redress in the Member States of the European Union and analyses whether the main issues it identifies are addressed by the proposed directive on collective redress that is currently before the European Parliament.

Mexican states cannot ban payment in cash of Uber-like services, Supreme Court established
17 October 18 Elena Scaramuzzi

The Mexican Supreme Court established that ride-hailing services provided by Uber and similar companies may be paid in cash. The decision set a key precedent, considering that more than 60% of the Mexican population does not have a bank account or a credit card.

UK government publishes IoT security code of practice
16 October 18 Kyrylo Prymak

The UK government unveiled a voluntary code of practice containing a list of guidelines to be followed by tech companies to strengthen the security of IoT products and services. Among the guidelines, it is expected that companies will set unique passwords for all IoT products by default and keep updating their software components.

EU Weekly Report
14 October 18 Javier Huerta Bravo

This report recaps EU regulatory developments affecting the digital economy last week and lists the events taking place this week.

EU consumer law review – Lead Parliament committee discusses amendments
12 October 18 Olha Hruba

Most of the amendments relate to fines for infringements of consumer protection rules, transparency of platforms and misleading marketing of “dual-quality” products. The committee widely supports the position of the rapporteur to preserve the current scope of the right of withdrawal in online contracts.

BEREC consults on the data economy, contract summary template, 2019 work programme and pricing for access to infrastructure and civil works
11 October 18 Stefano De Luca

BEREC, the assembly of European telecoms regulators, is looking into the impact of the emerging data economy on the telecoms sector, also considering its own role. BEREC chairman Johannes Gungl (RTR, the Austrian regulator) announced a public consultation during a debriefing in Brussels on 10 October 2018, following the 37th BEREC plenary meeting in Portorož, Slovenia on 3-5 October.

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