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European Parliament boosts consumer protection for digital content transactions, smart devices

Tuesday 26 March 2019 | 15:55 CET | News
The European Parliament has approved new rules aimed at increasing consumer protection when purchasing digital goods. First proposed by the European Commission in 2015 as part of its Digital Single Market programme, the rules put purchases of digital products on a similar footing to physical goods, in terms of returns and guarantees. The Council of EU states only needs to give its formal approval in the coming weeks, and then EU states will have 2.5 years to implement the changes in national law.

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