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New ways of consumption make it necessary to create a standard to protect consumers and small businesses in the EU

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Francisco Fonseca, head of the European Commission Representation in Spain, participates in the conference on consumer law organised by Anderesen Tax & Legal

The European Commission is working on a new law to protect consumers and small businesses and prevent abusive practices. Legislation is needed to respond to new forms of consumption generated by the new economy, business models and globalisation.

This became clear during the Andersen Tax & Legal Tribune on Consumer Law and the Digital Economy, which featured the head of the European Commission Representation in Spain, Francisco Fonseca, in which the director of the Privacy, IT & Digital Business area of the firm, Isabel Martínez Moriel, and Rafael Ripoll, of counsel of the firm, participated.

During his speech, Fonseca argued that the European Commission legislates after a long process, in which they count on all the actors involved to seek the best solutions, and that, in this case, it seeks to give consumers better resources to exercise their rights in case they need to litigate an abusive practice.

For her part, Isabel Martínez Moriel analysed the different situations that can be found in the company and the rule to which companies should be governed, mainly those operating through the Internet, which finds greater requirements to comply with consumer rights.

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