BEUC and digital industries in chorus of Digital Single Market concerns

BEUC news - 04.05.2015

BEUC has written to the European Commission over two major issues at stake in the May 6 Digital Single Market (DSM) plan.

Online consumer purchases and the “home option”:  BEUC and E-Commerce Europe outlined their concerns over inclusion in the DSM plans of making the trader’s home country law the applicable law to cross-border consumer contracts for cross-border online purchases. This would divert from the current consumer safeguard of the Rome I regulation, while creating the risk of undermining consumer trust and a potential reduction of consumer rights.

Copyright: BEUC and Digital Europe outlined their views on the omissions on copyright levies and the issue of exceptions and limitations. All too often consumers are unsure of what is legal and what is illegal when dealing with content purchased online, while outdated levy payments systems need more transparency and to be gradually phased out.

 

View the press statement here (while our general Press page is here)

View the BEUC/E-Commerce Europe letter here

View the BEUC/Digital Europe letter here

View further BEUC materials on the Digital Single Market on our Topic page