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Digital Business Lawyer

Class actions in the digital economy: empowering consumers to enforce regulatory obligations owed by business

Following a recommendation to Member States in 2013 encouraging them to expand the availability of collective redress, and in light of the fact that few Member States acted on this encouragement, the European Commission has now taken further steps in this area, with the intention to make it easier for groups to bring action. Francesca Richmond, Partner at Baker McKenzie, details here how the Commission intends to promote access to collective actions across the EU, what such a move means in practice for digital businesses, and what the dangers of increased access to collective redress could be.

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