The EU Commission launches "New Deal" Consumer legislation on collective redress

European Commission Launches “New Deal” Consumer Legislation Covering Digital Services* Proposed new consumer legislation raises regulatory risks for businesses, creating new rights for consumers and introducing potentially increased collective litigation and fines for businesses. The European Commission today presented an important proposed legislative package, which the European Commission calls a “new deal for consumers”. This package consists of a proposed directive on collective redress, and an omnibus directive making targeted amendments to four consumer directives. 1. Collective redress The Commission has proposed a revision of Directive 2009/22/EC on injunctions for the protection of consumers’ interests. This Directive allows consumer organizations and other “qualified

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