Articles in Consumer Protection

Prepping for the GDPR deadline

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Published in the Buffalo Law Journal - March 26, 2018 The GDPR compliance deadline of May 25 is looming, but there is still time to take steps to comply. What is the GDPR? General Data Protection Regulation is a data privacy regulation intended primarily to protect a very broad set of personal data belonging to individuals in the European Union. Read More

YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED: CHANGES COMING TO PROPOSITION 65 REQUIREMENTS

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New Proposition 65 warning requirements will come into effect August of 2018, requiring that entities doing business in California provide additional details in product warnings. The new regulations require additional content and specify the method of warnings for certain environmental exposures, industries, and products, e.g. food/alcohol. The new regulation also requires that warnings be provided prior to persons completing the Read More

The expanding scope of European data protection obligations to non-EU businesses

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The changes The General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") will, with effect from 25 May 2018, introduce a number of changes to EU data protection regime.  One of the more significant changes will be the expansion of its territorial scope. The current EU data protection legislation applies only to businesses established in the EU.  Under the GDPR the reach of data Read More

Consumer Protection – Rights of Consumers and Obligations of Suppliers in the UAE

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Domestic consumer spending by UAE residents and tourists visiting the UAE has been an important segment of the UAE economy.  According to reports by Network International (a payment solutions provider), the overall domestic card (credit and debit) spending in the UAE increased by 13% in the calendar year 2015 in comparison to 2014 and increased by 12% in the first Read More