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Closed consultation on EU consumer law on digital fairness

On 20 February 2023, the public consultation on the fitness of European competition law on digital fairness closed. During the consultation, the Commission gather information regarding the adequacy of the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive (2005/29/EC), the Consumer Rights Directive (2011/83/EU)and the Unfair Contract Terms Directive (93/13/EEC). In particular, the consultation aimed to determine if the current consumer protection regulations provide an adequate level of protection in the digital environment and ways to address consumer vulnerabilities, such as dark patterns, influencer marketing, personalisation practices, contract cancellations and addictive use of digital products. Following the consultation, the Commission could issue new legislative proposals or additional rules and guidelines.

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Scope

Policy Area
Other operating condition
Policy Instrument
Consumer protection regulation
Regulated Economic Activity
cross-cutting
Implementation Level
supranational
Government Branch
executive
Government Body
central government

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2022-11-28
in consultation

On 28 November 2022, the European Commission opened a public consultation on the fitness of Europea…

2023-02-20
processing consultation

On 20 February 2023, the public consultation on the fitness of European competition law on digital …