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    11/04/2024
    Chine

    China expands foreign investment in value-added te­le­com­mu­ni­ca­tions services through pilot programme

    On 8 April, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) issued the Circular on Launching the Pilot Programme for Expanding the Opening-up of Value-Added Telecommunications Services.Prior to this announcement, China had long regulated foreign investment in the telecommunications sector with varying degrees of restrictions across different services. In the value-added telecommunications services (VATS) sector, certain areas such as e-commerce, domestic multi-party communications, store-and-forward services and call centres have seen a relaxation of foreign investment restrictions,...
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    08/04/2024
    Chine

    New Implementing Regulation on the Law on the Protection of Consumer Rights and Interests

    On 19 March 2024, the State Council of the People’s Republic of China issued the Implementing Regulation on the Law of the People's Republic of China on the Protection of Consumer Rights and Interests (“Regulation”). It will take effect on 1 July 2024. The aim is to better adapt the consumer protection laws to the fast-changing business environment and to respond to the concerns in the implementation of the Law on the PRC on the Protection of Consumer Rights and Interests revised in 2013.The aspects covered include product liability, unfair trade practices, contractual issues...
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    28/03/2024
    United Kingdom

    Greenwashing: lessons from the CMA’s fast fashion investigation

    In January 2022, the UK competition regulator, the Competition and Markets Authority (the “CMA”), launched a review of green claims in the fashion sector. Six months following that, in July 2022, it launched an investigation into environmental claims made by three businesses, concerning fashion products (including clothing, footwear and accessories). The CMA expressed concern across the sector, but honed in on these businesses, in part, simply because of their size and visibility. Having worked with the CMA, on 27 March 2024, forward-looking commitments from the three fashion retailers...
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    21/03/2024
    United Kingdom

    Proposed UK consumer legislation now clamps down on drip pricing and fake reviews

    The draft Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill (the “DMCC Bill”) has recently been amended (on 13 March 2024) following the Report stage in the House of Lords to include measures that prohibit drip pricing and address fake and misleading reviews. The 3rd reading in the House of Lords will take place from 26 March 2024. The updated DMCC Bill now includes prohibitions on drip pricing, a practice that involves adding unavoidable hidden fees to the advertised price of a product or service. As the Government notes, drip pricing can mean consumers are ‘baited’...
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    23/02/2024
    United Kingdom

    Latest UK consumer law developments

    In January 2024, the Department for Business and Trade published its response to a 2023 consultation entitled “Smarter Regulation: Improving consumer price transparency and product information for consumers” (“Consultation”). The Government consulted with the ultimate aim of improving the quality and accessibility of information provided to consumers and enabling them to make informed decisions about products they purchase. For more information about the Consultation, please refer to our previous Law-Now: UK Government announces Consultation on consumer protection reforms.Soon...
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    14/12/2023
    APAC Region

    APAC TMC Update - Winter 2023

    ASEANComparison of Consent and Other Legal Bases to Process Personal Data across the Asia-Pacific by the Future of Privacy ForumIn September 2023, the Personal Data Protection Commission (“PDPC”) in Singapore provided the findings of a comparative review created by the Future of Privacy Forum (“FPF”) and the Asian Business Law Institute. The review compares consent and other legal bases under data protection laws across 14 jurisdictions in the Asia-Pacific.Key findings from the review included the following:Consent is the only shared legal basis for data processing across...
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