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In Practice Series – How to prepare for the upgraded digital services laws in Europe
It is undeniable that the way consumers purchase their products and engage with services on the internet has changed substantially since times past. The modern consumer has global buying power, and suppliers must adapt in order to meet this consumer demand. This change in consumer behaviour has brought both benefits, but also introduced legal risks that have required careful consideration by regulators and legislators alike.
Online pop-up consent systems under scrutiny
In recent years there have been concerns about the data privacy implications arising from cookie consent pop-ups, resulting in robust action taken by data protection authorities. As complaints and individual claims arising from pop-ups become more frequent across the EU and the UK, their continued use comes with an increased risk of enforcement action and compensation claims.
Promoting fairness in the digital market: EU Parliament and Member States reach agreement on EU Digital Markets Act
On 24 March 2022, EU legislators reached political agreement on the long awaited Digital Markets Act (DMA) which seeks to regulate ‘gatekeeper’ technology giants and a promote fair and open digital market.
The Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill – an important development in UK IoT cybersecurity law
The UK Government has recently introduced the Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill (PSTI), which aims to protect consumer connectable devices from cyber-attacks.
Data Governance Act proposal: more trust in data intermediaries could spell greater ease for product innovation
The European Commission has set out its proposal for the Data Governance Act (DGA) to increase the EU’s competitiveness on the world stage by encouraging the safe sharing of data between businesses and making public sector data available for re-use.
New proposed EU cybersecurity rules for internet-connected wireless
The European Commission has recently proposed a Delegated Regulation for the Radio Equipment Directive (2014/53/EU) (RED) that puts obligations on manufacturers to ensure the improvement of cybersecurity of particular wireless devices that have radio capabilities.
Smart doorbell use found to breach data protection laws in the EU and UK
Oxford County Court has held that the owner of a ‘smart’ doorbell and other CCTV cameras has violated the UK’s data protection laws. The claimant was compensated and an order made to prohibit the defendant from any future breaches. However, the case also has a bearing on retailers and manufacturers who are under an obligation to ensure that their product is fit for purpose.