EC set to grant consumers collective redress across EU and ramp up fines on rulebreakers

Věra Jourová, EC commissioner for justice, consumers and gender equality

The EC has announced major plans to introduce collective redress rights for consumers across the EU and higher penalties of up to 4% of annual turnover for companies that breach consumer law. In its New Deal for Consumers, the EC also intends to extend consumers’ online protection and ensure dual quality practices – whereby products marketed as the same are…

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