UNICEF recommendations for the Online Gaming Industry
UNICEF has published a set of recommendations for the games industry, designed to guide and support game developer studios and publishers through a process of incorporating child rights considerations throughout their business activities. “We welcome the UNICEF guidance document helping industry associations, formal and non-formal educational institutions and game developer studios and publisher to mainstream child right […]
The purpose of this Directive is to contribute to the proper functioning of the internal market and achieve a high level of consumer protection by approximating the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States on unfair commercial practices harming consumers’ economic interests.
Recommendations for a better presentation of information to consumers
This document aims to provide a voluntary tool for companies to better present and communicate both mandatory consumer information and T&Cs to consumers. This document was agreed by the business organisations within a stakeholder expert group and facilitated by the European Commission.
Protection of minors, self-regulation, “PEGI Code of Conduct”
The PEGI System is based on a Code of Conduct – a set of rules to which every publisher using the PEGI system is contractually committed. The Code deals with age labelling, promotion and marketing and reflects the video games industry’s commitment to provide information to the public in a responsible manner.
The “New Deal for Consumers” initiative aimed at strengthening enforcement of EU consumer law in light of a growing risk of EU-wide infringements and at modernising EU consumer protection rules in view of market developments. The Commission adopted it on the 11 April 2018. The initiative was composed of two proposals for Directives and a Communication.
The purpose of this guidance document is to facilitate the effective application of Directive 2011/83/EU on consumer rights (‘the Directive’), adopted on 25 October 2011. Member States were required to transpose it into national laws by 13 December 2013. All national transposition measures have to apply from 13 June 2014.
Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation). This Regulation lays down rules relating to the protection of natural […]
Court upholds the majority of vzbv’s claims against Facebook: default privacy settings require users’ informed consent, ‘real-name’ clause and other terms and conditions are unlawful and “facebook is and always will be free” claim is not misleading.
Facebook Custom Audience bei bayerischen Unternehmen
Das Bayerische Landesamt für Datenschutzaufsicht (BayLDA) hat vor Kurzem in einer bayernweiten Prüfaktion 40 Unternehmen dahingehend geprüft, ob und in welcher Weise das Marketing-Werkzeug „Facebook Custom Audience“ für gezielte Werbeanzei- gen auf Facebook eingesetzt wird.
Explanatory notes on the EU VAT changes to the place of supply of telecommunications, broadcasting and electronic services that entered into force in 2015. The Explanatory notes have been prepared in order to provide a better understanding of the EU legislation relating to the place of supply of telecommunications, broadcasting and electronic services including games sold directly to […]
The purpose of this guidance document is to facilitate the effective application of Directive 2011/83/EU on consumer rights (‘the Directive’). The guidance on online digital products is provided from page 64 to 73.
Directive 2002/58/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 July 2002 concerning the processing of personal data and the protection of privacy in the electronic communications sector (Directive on privacy and electronic communications).
Directive 2014/26/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on collective management of copyright and related rights and multi-territorial licensing of rights in musical works for online use in the internal market.
The purpose of this Directive is, through the achievement of a high level of consumer protection, to contribute to the proper functioning of the internal market by approximating certain aspects of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States concerning contracts concluded between consumers and traders.
Communication from the Commission Guidelines on the practical application of the essential functionality criterion of the definition of a ‘video-sharing platform service’ under the Audiovisual Media Services Directive 2020/C 223/02