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New rules to strengthen and better enforce consumer rights in Germany and the EU

Introduction and Overview The year 2022 is one of major changes to consumer protection laws in Germany and the EU, namely: Changes in connection with digital products and corresponding new provisions for the sale of consumer goods took effect on 1 January 2022 (see our earlier Reed Smith Client Alert Part I). New consumer protection … Continue Reading

Maryland and California Propose Biometric Privacy Legislation that Would Include Illinois-Like Private Rights of Action

Maryland and California look to join the list of states that not only regulate biometric data but provide consumers with the opportunity to seek hefty statutory damages and attorney’s fees from offending businesses. Similar to Illinois’ oft-litigated Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”), both bills would also (i) require written consent prior to the collection of … Continue Reading

China’s State Administration for Industry and Commerce Releases Measures Defining Consumer Personal Information

In January, China’s State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) released its ‘Measures on Penalties for Infringing Upon the Rights and Interests of Consumers’ (Measures) which are due to take effect March 15, 2015. These Measures flesh out China’s Consumer Rights Protection Law (CRPL) which was amended in March 2014 and provides guidance as to … Continue Reading
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