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EU approaches to data protection, competition and consumer protection share common goals, including the promotion of growth, innovation and the welfare of individual consumers.

Closer dialogue between regulators and experts across these policy areas can aid enforcement of rules on competition and consumer protection and stimulate the market for privacy-enhancing services.

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05/10/2018
5
Oct
2018

EDPS Opinion on the legislative package “A New Deal for Consumers”

The Opinion outlines the position of the EDPS on the legislative package entitled: “A New Deal for Consumers” that is composed of the Proposal for a Directive as regards better enforcement and modernisation of EU consumer protection rules and the Proposal for a Directive on representative actions for the protection of the collective interests of consumers.

15/03/2017
15
Mar
2017

EDPS sees opportunities for stronger consumer and data protection

Individuals are entitled to enjoy the same rights online as they do offline, under EU law. This includes when consuming goods and services, whether they are supplied in exchange for money or not.

14/03/2017
14
Mar
2017

Contracts for the supply of digital content

EDPS Opinion on the Proposal for a Directive on certain aspects concerning contracts for the supply of digital content, 14 March 2017

23/09/2016
23
Sep
2016

Big Data

EDPS Opinion on coherent enforcement of fundamental rights in the age of Big Data

01/04/2014
1
Apr
2014

Opportunities and challenges in the digital era: big data and moral hazard

Speaking points of Peter Hustinx, European Consumer Summit 2014: "European Consumers in the Digital Era", Brussels.

26/03/2014
26
Mar
2014

Privacy and competitiveness in the age of big data

Preliminary Opinion on "Privacy and competitiveness in the age of big data: The interplay between data protection, competition law and consumer protection in the Digital Economy"

26/03/2014
26
Mar
2014

Privacy and competitiveness in the age of big data

The collection and control of massive amounts of personal data are a source of market power for the biggest players in the global market for internet services, said the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) today. Personal information has become a form of currency to pay for so-called 'free' online services and is a valuable intangible asset for an increasing number of companies doing business in the EU. This requires closer interaction between different regulators.

20/02/2014
20
Feb
2014

Regulation in food area

EDPS Comments on the Proposal for a Regulation on official controls and other official activities performed to ensure the application of food and feed law, rules on animal health and welfare, plant health, plant reproductive material and plant protection products

14/11/2013
14
Nov
2013

European single market for electronic communications

Opinion on the Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down measures concerning the European single market for electronic communications and to achieve a Connected Continent, and amending Directives 2002/20/EC, 2002/21/EC and 2002/22/EC and Regulations (EC) No 1211/2009 and (EU) No 531/2012

30/08/2013
30
Aug
2013

Preparing for a Fully Converged Audiovisual World: Growth, Creation and Values

EDPS formal comments on the Commission Green Paper: 'Preparing for a Fully Converged Audiovisual World: Growth, Creation and Values’

11/07/2013
11
Jul
2013

Sale of Counterfeit Goods via the Internet

EDPS Formal comments on the Report from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on the functioning of the Memorandum of Understanding on the Sale of Counterfeit Goods via the Internet

30/05/2013
30
May
2013

Market surveillance

Opinion on the Commission Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and the Council on market surveillance of products and amending various legislative instruments of the European Parliament and of the Council

23/11/2012
23
Nov
2012

Insurance mediation, UCITS and key information documents for investment products

Opinion on proposals for a Directive on insurance mediation, a Directive amending certain provisions of Directive 2009/65/EC on the coordination of laws, regulations and administrative sanctions relating to undertakings for collective investment in transferable securities and a Regulation on key information documents for investment products 

09/10/2012
9
Oct
2012

Collective management of copyright

Letter to Mr Michel BARNIER, Commissioner for Internal Market and Services concerning proposed Directive on Collective management of copyright

16/07/2012
16
Jul
2012

European Consumer Agenda - Boosting confidence and growth

EDPS Comments on the Commission Communication - A European Consumer Agenda - Boosting confidence and growth

11/04/2012
11
Apr
2012

European market for card, internet and mobile payments

Letter concerning Commission's Green Paper "Towards an integrated European market for card, internet and mobile payments".

See also the text of the Green Paper "Towards an integrated European market for card, internet and mobile payment".

12/01/2012
12
Jan
2012

Alternative and Online Dispute Resolution for consumer disputes

Opinion on the legislative Proposals on Alternative and Online Dispute Resolution for consumer disputes, OJ C 136/01, 11.05.2012, p1

25/07/2011
25
Jul
2011

Credit agreements relating to residential property

Opinion on the proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on credit agreements relating to residential property, OJ C 377/02, 23.12.2011, p.5

05/05/2011
5
May
2011

Consumer Protection Cooperation System ("CPCS")

Opinion on the Consumer Protection Cooperation System ("CPCS") and on Commission Recommendation 2011/136/EU on guidelines for the implementation of data protection rules in the CPCS, OJ C 217/06, 23.07.2011, p.18

04/05/2011
4
May
2011

Consumer Protection Co-operation System (CPCS)

Opinion of 4 May 2011 on the notificatin for prior checking concerning the Consumer Protection Co-operation System ("CPCS") (Case 2009-0019)

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