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Law Commission gets set to tackle online abuse21 September 2020
It will come as no surprise that the existing UK legal framework of ‘communications offences’ has not really kept pace with changes in the ways we communicate. The Law Commission points out that in some cases the laws fail to address harmful behaviours online, and in others they risk interfering with our rights to freedom of expression. So, what change is on the horizon?
Plans for new rights for consumers during trader insolvency31 July 2020
Figures show that online sales have jumped from 19.9% of all retail sales in January to 32.8% in May 2020.
UK government publishes White Paper and consultation on UK Single Market28 July 2020
Just when you thought the UK was leaving a Single Market, the UK government is worried about another one – the one within the four home nations of the UK.
Brexit is back! European Commission issues Communication on readiness for end of transition period28 July 2020
After a few months where organisations’ attention has been diverted by the coronavirus pandemic, the deadline for an extension to the Brexit transition period has passed without one being agreed and the UK will leave the EU Single Market and customs union from 1 January 2021.
CMA’s proposed regime to ‘take on’ tech giants – a privacy perspective14 July 2020
The UK's Competition and Markets Authority ("CMA") published its final report on its market study into online platforms and digital advertising, calling for "a new pro-competition regulatory regime to govern the behaviour of major platforms funded by digital advertising, like Google and Facebook". It is proposed that the new regime would be overseen by a ‘Digital Markets Unit’ which would be given powers of intervention.
CMA issues update on work of its Covid-19 Taskforce06 July 2020
The Competition and Markets Authority has issued an update on the work of its Covid-19 taskforce, set up to identify, monitor and respond to competition law and consumer protection law issues arising from coronavirus and the measures taken by businesses in response to it.
Sellers watch out – EU approves new rules for consumer class actions03 July 2020
Consumers will have enhanced rights to take collective actions against traders for breaches of consumer law in future.