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An ever-closer jurisdiction? Cross-border consumer participation in EU class actions

With Directive (EU) 2020/1828 on representative actions for the protection of the collective interests of consumers and repealing Directive 2009/22/EC (“the Representative Actions...


New German Legal Tech Act

On Friday, 1 October 2021, the German Act to Promote Consumer-Oriented Offers in the Legal Services Market [Gesetz zur Förderung verbrauchergerechter Angebote im...


UKCA marking requirements relaxed to 2024
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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has announced that it will relax the UKCA marking requirements in 2023 and allow businesses more time to adjust to the new ...


German Federal Cabinet adopts strategy for cybersecurity 2021

On 8 September 2021, the Federal Cabinet adopted the new strategy for cybersecurity 2021 presented by the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community (Bundesministerium des...


U.S. courts continue to apply narrower view of PREP Act immunity

During the past 12 months, we’ve published several articles on the 10 March 2020, Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (PREP Act) Declaration related to COVID-19 as...


Germany takes a pioneering role with a new law on autonomous driving
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German lawmakers have approved a new law on autonomous driving that intends to bring “autonomous vehicles” at SAE Level 4 into regular operation as soon as 2022. By...


A new era for Australian online safety regulation

Online safety regulation has, and continues to be, an ongoing priority for regulators globally. Indeed, the Online Safety Bill 2021 (“Bill”) and Online Safety (Transitional...


Proposal for General Product Safety Regulation (GPSR): Overview of important potential revisions

Already in 2011, the EU Commission stated its intention to revise the Directive 2001/95/EC on general product safety ("GPSD") "to improve the safety of products circulating...


More Scope, More Power: Enhancing the scope of the Australian Consumer Law and regulator power

Businesses are reminded to review their customer terms and conditions ahead of the impending changes to the Australian Consumer Law and unfair contract term regime, and ensure all...

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