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Regulatory and compliance

Europe steps up 'greenwashing' vigilance with new directive proposal

What does a Green Claims Directive mean for business and what is the regulatory 'state of play' in Europe and
Financial Services

Financial Conduct Authority lays down clear priorities for UK payments sector

UK financial services regulator warns of 'unacceptable risk' that some payments firms pose to customers and the financial system's stability
Retail and Consumer

Polish consumer watchdog targets e-commerce in the entertainment industry 

Companies must pay attention to whether they communicate online with the consumer in a comprehensive manner
Financial Services

New rules on advertisements for virtual currencies in Belgium 

Reforms coming into force in May will provide a new legal framework for cryptocurrency ads to protect Belgian consumers
Retail and Consumer

Consumer credit reform in the UK: where now?

A consultation response is likely later in 2023 but reform could transform consumer and small business finance markets
Retail and Consumer

Italy implements the 'Omnibus' Directive 

New information requirements, unfair commercial practices and sanctions are among the provisions that apply from April
Retail and Consumer

UK's Ofcom opens consultation on HFSS advertising restrictions

The ASA has been confirmed as the regulator primarily responsible for enforcement, including for material online
Dark Patterns

Dark patterns and sustainability remain a target for Poland's consumer protection authority

Entrepreneurs in Poland need to be aware that consumer protection probes and proceedings are not slowing down

Enforcement risks mount in Germany for comparison and intermediary platforms

German watchdog is pursuing misleading behaviour and lack of transparency on ranking, reviews and market coverage
Tech, Media and Comms

A new reality dawns for Polish e-commerce in 2023

Businesses and consumers in Poland will need to adjust to the implementation of three new European regulations

UK regulators ask how AI and Big Tech can transform financial services

Is reform needed following Big Tech's entry into financial services and the introduction of AI and machine learning?
Competition, antitrust and trade

UK to legislate to empower Digital Markets Unit and to protect consumers

The government will update consumer law and equip the new unit with powers to regulate powerful digital firms