Obligations for digital platforms under French Consumer law - new implementing decrees regarding transparency and loyalty published
At the Tallinn Digital Summit in late September, French President Emmanuel Macron called for a European initiative to create more transparency on the behavior of digital platforms.
Electronic commerce in the EU is not functioning as smoothly as it could. Earlier this week, the European Commission announced a tranche of proposed laws to support its ambition to create a Digital Single Market across the EU. These include a proposal for an "EU Regulation" to promote cross-border ecommerce between EU Member States. If the proposed Regulation becomes law, it will affect any business that trades online with consumer or business end user customers in the EU, whether the trader is based in or outside the EU.
On 12 April 2013, the UK Office of Fair Trading announced that it was launching an investigation into whether some "free" web and app-based games that encourage in-app purchases may violate laws