The Business Protection from Misleading Marketing Regulations 2008

The Business Protection from Misleading Marketing Regulations 2008

The Business Protection from Misleading Marketing Regulations 2008 (‘Business Protection Regulations’ or BPRs) ban misleading advertising. They also set out the rules on comparative advertising which web advertisers, direct marketeers and sales promoters need to think about when doing business online. The Business Protection Regulations transpose EU Directive 2006/114/EC on Misleading and Comparative Advertising into UK law. […]

What is PCI Compliance?

What is PCI Compliance?

PCI compliance, or PCI DSS concerns the implementation of Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard PCI compliance, a set of comprehensive requirements for enhancing payment account data security, was developed by the founding payment brands of the PCI Security Standards Council, including American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide and Visa Inc. Inc. […]

Can community partnerships stop data breaches?

Can community partnerships stop data breaches?

Here’s an interesting idea that comes out of work currently being done in rural Yorkshire to showcase the opportunities and benefits of the digital economy. Can local community partnerships help stop data breaches by providing accredited digital champions to work with local online businesses? More significantly, can community groups, for example CICs (community interest companies) set […]

The Price Marking Order 2004

The Price Marking Order 2004

The Price Marking Order 2004 applies to suppliers (including online retailers) that sell products (not services) to consumers. The Order requires the selling price and, where appropriate, the unit price of products to be clearly displayed. The Price Marking Order 2004 implements Directive 98/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ No. L180, 18.3.98 […]

The Distance Selling Regulations – A New Cooling Off Period and Digital Downloads

The Distance Selling Regulations – A New Cooling Off Period and Digital Downloads

The Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 (the ‘Distance Selling Regulations 2013’)  (text) implement the EU’s Consumer Rights Directive (EU website) and establish new consumer protection rules that business traders* must comply with. Under the new rules which came into force on 13th June 2014, the cooling off period for consumers* purchasing goods and services ‘at a distance’ is […]