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Consumer rights at the top of the ministry’s agenda

THE government regards the effective protection of consumer rights as vital and therefore places it at the top of the agenda of the Ministry of Industrialization and Trade. So said Industrialization and Trade Minister Lucia Iipumbu in Windhoek on Thursday during a meeting to raise awareness, share and deliberate on issues of mutual commercial and […]

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It’s time to repeal the law that allows the sale of municipal water systems | News, Sports, Jobs

Bucks County officials were absolutely right not to sell their system to a private company (like the borough of Lewistown was). Now lawmakers must repeal the measure known as Bill 12. Bucks County commissioners were right to reverse the proposed $1.1 billion sale of the county’s sewage system to a private company. Other […]

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DOJ and CFPB Push Interest Rate Restrictions for Auto Finance

Related practices and jurisdictions Tuesday, September 20, 2022 The U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) have issued a joint letter reminding the auto finance industry to apply certain interest rate restrictions and other safeguards consumers benefiting the active members of the service and their families. The joint letter advises […]

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Consumer rights when buying from private sellers

Nowadays, more and more people choose to buy the products they need from private sellers. Very often, these sales are made online via platforms that facilitate the sale and purchase between individuals. While such purchases may result in savings, buyers should however be aware that private sales are excluded from consumer protection rules, which may […]

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PMV Consumer Acquisition Corp. announces the postponement of

Palm Beach, Fla., Sept. 15, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — PMV Consumer Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: PMVC) (the “Company”), today announced that it has postponed the special meeting of shareholders of the Company to be held in September from September 16, 2022 to September 21, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. from the east. The postponed special meeting will […]

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Davita, Inc. Data Breach Alert issued by Wolf Haldenstein

NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP, a leading national consumer rights law firm, is investigating claims on behalf of DaVita, Inc. patients ., Denver-based, whose information may have been stolen in a recent April 2022 data breach. DaVita informs patients that their personal information, including names, […]

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Cornerstone National Insurance Data Breach Investigation

NEW YORK and SAN DIEGO, Sept. 08, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP, a leading national consumer rights law firm, announces it is investigating claims to names of victims of a data breach at Cornerstone National Assurance (“Cornerstone”). On or before November 29, 2021, Cornerstone learned that an unauthorized third […]

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Paving the way to securing digital privacy

Take the lead in digital privacy. Getty Since the transformation of the federally controlled ARPAnet into a worldwide global network in the early 1990s, the Internet has become a ubiquitous part of modern life. Billions of people now depend on the Internet for shopping, banking, working remotely and benefiting from electronic communication services, including email, […]

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“Currys won’t take back my faulty Samsung dishwasher”

Has a company treated you unfairly? Our Consumer Champion is available to help you. To find out how to contact her, click here. Dear Katie, I purchased a Samsung dishwasher from Currys on June 21. It was delivered and installed satisfactorily. On July 12, an error code indicating a leak appeared on the dishwasher. I […]

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Department of Labor whistleblower for Wells Fargo financial misconduct

Friday, September 2, 2022 CHICAGO – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration found Wells Fargo violated Sarbanes-Oxley Act whistleblower protections for improperly terminating a top executive based in the Chicago area in the commercial banking segment of the business. The San Francisco-based bank was ordered to pay the employee more than […]

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Chinese internet giants showcase ‘tech for social good’ at AI Expo as they ‘pass’ regulations

The 2022 World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC) opens in Shanghai on September 1, 2022. Photo: Xie Jun/GT Chinese internet giants are focusing on a ‘technology for social good’ concept at this year’s World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC), which opened in Shanghai on Thursday, where they seek to highlight their efforts to address the challenges posed […]

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Paxton sends letter to Morningstar and Sustainalytics regarding rampant anti-Israel bias and liberal corporate activism

Attorney General Paxton signed a multi-state letter led by Kentucky and West Virginia and addressed to Morningstar, complaining about the blatant anti-Israel bias of his subsidiary, the Environmental, Social and Governance Rating (ESG) firm. ) Sustainalytics. The letter details the many ways Sustainalytics has pushed a woke social agenda and promoted the Boycott, Divestment and […]

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Disney sued by consumer rights group over Disney+ price hike

As anyone who subscribes to a video streaming service is well aware, subscription prices tend to increase over time. In fact, over the past few weeks, both Netflix and Amazon Prime have increased their respective monthly subscription rates. So it came as no shock when Disney announced recently that it would also raise subscription prices […]

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PTA Hosts 2022 Consumer Conference Themed “Consumers First”

The Telecommunications Authority of Pakistan on Friday organized the Consumer Conference 2022 with the theme “Consumers First”. Head of the Prime Minister’s Strategic Reforms, Mr. Salman Sufi was the guest of honor on this occasion. The CEO of USF Pakistan, representatives from the IT and telecommunications industry, consumer rights groups and the public also attended […]

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Egg price manipulators identified and will face action, says consumer protection chief

WHY DOES THE KAZI FARMS NAME APPEAR? Merchants, who collect eggs from small farms and sell them by setting the price according to those set by the companies, have repeatedly named Faisal, a Kazi Farms distributor in Savar who was identified with only one name. Traders believe his unethical interference in Kazi Farms auctions has […]

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Three wholesalers fined for manipulating egg prices

Officials from the National Consumer Rights Protection Directorate, as part of a campaign, visited various wholesale egg shops in Dhaka’s Uttara district on Friday to ensure fair price and quality of eggs . — New Age Photo The National Consumer Rights Protection Directorate on Saturday fined Baipile in Ashulia 4.5 lakh three eggs (wholesaler) after […]

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Live updates: UK public health body calls for sewage system upgrade as beaches close

© Surfers against sewage The UK public health body has called for the need to upgrade the sewage system after many beaches closed when heavy rains prompted water companies to dump their waste into the sea. “We need a 21st century sewage system that stops dumping sewage where possible,” said Jim McManus, president of the […]

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Consumer groups write to TNERC to accept LTCT consumer meters

CHENNAI: Coimbatore Consumer Cause, a consumer rights organization, has written to the Electricity Regulatory Commission of Tamil Nadu regarding the delay in installing meters for new LTCT service connections and replacement of faulty meters. Tangedco also refuses to accept meters purchased by consumers in violation of the TNERC order. “We have received complaints that a […]

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INVESTIGATION ALERT: Scott+Scott Attorneys at Law LLP Investigate Directors of Hanger, Inc. for Breach of Fiduciary Duty – HNGR

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Scott+Scott Attorneys at Law LLP (“Scott+Scott”), an international firm specializing in securities and consumer rights litigation, is investigating whether certain directors of Hanger, Inc. (“Hanger ”) (NYSE: HNGR) breached their fiduciary duties to Hanger shareholders. If you are a Hanger shareholder, you can contact attorney Joe Pettigrew for more information toll-free at 844-818-6982 […]

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“Can we get our money back for a dodgy van?”

Alex Robbins contributes to the writing of Telegraph cars where, in addition to answering readers’ questions, he also contributes new and used car reviews, as well as articles on buying and selling. His knowledge of the used car market informs his many buying guides relating to best buys in particular sectors, with an emphasis on […]

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Amazon to buy Roomba Maker iRobot for around $1.7 billion

NEW YORK – Amazon announced on Friday that it has agreed to acquire vacuum cleaner maker iRobot for about $1.7 billion, picking up another company to add to its collection of smart home appliances amid broader concerns about its market power. iRobot sells its products globally and is best known for the circular-shaped Roomba vacuum […]

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Navigating Early Access: Legal and Practical Considerations

Over the past few years, we’ve seen a number of studios continue to eschew the traditional launch in favor of early access: Baldur’s Gate 3, Valheim, and Splitgate were some of the strongest titles of the past year, none of which has yet experienced full launch. An iterative release via early access is of course […]

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Price of €8,000 cancer drugs reduced by 77% after ministry intervention

A market intervention by the Department of Consumer Protection revealed that a cancer drug retailed in an ampoule was being sold for almost eight times its retail value, or around €8,000. The intervention was justified by a market alert sent to the ministry by the Malta Community Chest Fund, which regularly funds expensive cancer drugs […]

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What Ather CEO Tarun Mehta said after EV fires

Tarun Mehta, chief executive officer (CEO) of Ather Energy, said electric two-wheelers are becoming mainstream and the fires will only help manufacturers focus on quality, helping the industry mature. Speaking to PTI news agency on Sunday, Mehta answered a question about the impact of recent fires at electric two-wheelers Ola Electric, Okinawa and his company, […]

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Art collector battles to revive English costume at NFT sale

By Sophia Dourou (July 27, 2022, 6:56 p.m. BST) – An art collector on Wednesday asked an appeals court to relaunch English proceedings over a dispute arising from his purchase of a $650,000 NFT at the artist Beeple, arguing that the case should not be resolved by arbitration in New York. A lawyer for Amir […]

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2022-07-25 | NYSE: DDL | Press release

New York, New York–(Newsfile Corp. – July 25, 2022) – Scott+Scott Attorneys at Law LLP (“Scott+Scott”), a global shareholder and consumer rights litigation firm, is investigating for whether Dingdong (Cayman) Ltd (“Dingdong” or the “Company”) (NYSE: DDL) and certain members of its management team have violated federal securities laws. If you purchased Dingdong securities as […]

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Delivery companies slammed for messing up orders – here’s how to fight back if things go wrong

FROM broken packages to months of waiting for an order, delivery nightmares cause major headaches for shoppers. Online shopping is booming, with sales soaring 63% last year, according to Barclaycard. 4 From broken packages to months of waiting for an order to be delivered, nightmares cause major headaches for shoppersCredit: Shutterstock But this week industry […]

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Amazon strikes $3.5 billion deal for One Medical in long march to US healthcare

July 21 (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) agreed on Thursday to buy primary care provider One Medical (ONEM.O) for $3.49 billion, expanding the giant’s virtual healthcare e-commerce and adding physical doctors. ‘ offices for the first time. The all-cash deal would combine two relatively small players as Amazon continues a years-long march into U.S. healthcare, […]

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ACCC and ASIC try to take down website for phishing and crypto scams – Security

Australia’s competition watchdog has teamed up with the business regulator to test automated takedowns of websites hosting phishing and other scams. The chair of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Gina Cass-Gottlieb, revealed the lawsuit at the Law Council of Australia’s 2022 consumer rights forum on Tuesday. The lawsuit, which began in late June, focuses […]

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Indonesia urges tech platforms to sign up to new licensing rules or risk being blocked

The Facebook, Google and Twitter logos are seen in this combination photo from Reuters files. REUTERS// Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register JAKARTA, July 18 (Reuters) – Indonesia on Monday urged tech companies to register under new licensing rules or risk having their platforms blocked, with data showing that many big tech […]

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Bipartisan Digital Assets Framework Bill Submitted to Congress

On June 7, 2022, Senators Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) introduced the highly anticipated Responsible Financial Innovation Act (the Bill), which aims to create the first comprehensive regulatory and bipartisan framework for digital assets. . The bill aims to establish legal clarity for regulators and industry and to protect consumers by providing a […]

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Can startups succeed in eliminating animals from the food chain?

Aviv Wolff has a rather heavy ambition: to eliminate animals from the human food chain. “We want to eliminate the need for animals in our food system in order to save resources, land and reduce emissions,” says Wolff, CEO and Founder of Remilk, a leading Israeli precision fermentation startup. And he is not alone in […]

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Chris Whitty will be honored for leading the nation through the Covid pandemic

Leading medical figure Professor Sir Chris Whitty, consumer expert Martin Lewis and Olympic diver Tom Daley are among those to be honored at an investiture ceremony. England’s chief medical officer Sir Chris, who has appeared on daily news broadcasts to the nation during the coronavirus pandemic, will be made a Knight Commander of the Order […]

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Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP: Elephant Insurance Services, LLC Data Breach… | New

NEW YORK and SAN DIEGO, July 09. 12, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP, a leading national consumer rights law firm, announces that it is investigating claims on behalf of Elephant Insurance Services, LLC (“Elephant Insurance Services”) customers. On or about April 25, 2022, Elephant Insurance detected an apparent cyberattack […]

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Central Consumer Protection Authority scraps service charge on food, Tricity restaurateurs speak out

Sheet metal The Central Consumer Protection Authority has announced that no restaurant and hotel can levy service charges on customers’ food bills. “They must clearly inform the consumer that service charges are voluntary, optional and at the discretion of the consumer,” the CCPA guidelines state. The authority even allows customers to complain to the National […]

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CENTENNIAL RESOURCE DEVELOPERS – GuruFocus.com

NEW YORK, June 22, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Scott+Scott Attorneys at Law LLP (“Scott+Scott”), an international firm specializing in securities and consumer rights litigation, reminds investors that it is investigating whether the directors of Centennial Resource Development, Inc. (“Centennial”) (CDEV) breached their fiduciary duties to their shareholders by approving a merger with Colgate Energy Partners […]

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Hagens Berman: Android app developers win $90 million settlement in antitrust lawsuit over Google’s App Store policies

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A class of Android app developers represented by plaintiffs’ rights law firm Hagens Berman today won a $90 million settlement in a class action lawsuit alleging that Google violated antitrust laws and harmed developers through anti-competitive policies governing the Google Play Store. Hagens Berman was the first to file a class action lawsuit […]

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Blogger’s Park: Why Celebrities Can’t Escape Responsibility

Manisha Kapoor Picture this: Katrina Kaif relaxing in Relaxo chappals at home or Aishwarya Rai Bachchan counting seetis while cooking arhar dal in a Prestige pressure cooker. When you see an advertisement with these visuals, you will pick up on the subliminal message conveyed by the advertisement that the celebrity endorses the product and that […]

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Provide relief for higher home assessments

Kenyatta Johnson, member of the Philadelphia 2nd District Council. Photo/Mark Zimmaro A proposal to reduce house displacement due to the city’s new property assessments has been approved by city council. Council member Kenyatta Johnson, who represents parts of South and Southwest Philadelphia, created the “Save Our Homes” plan to provide relief to those affected by […]

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H&M closes Shanghai flagship store, hurt by closures and consumer backlash

A woman, wearing a mask, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, walks past a closed flagship store of Swedish fashion retailer H&M in Shanghai, China June 24, 2022. REUTERS/Casey Hall Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SHANGHAI, June 24 (Reuters) – H&M (HMb.ST) has closed its Shanghai flagship store, its latest closure […]

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Factbox: Ties between Alibaba and Ant begin to unravel as China watches

The logo of Ant Group, a subsidiary of Alibaba, is pictured at the company’s headquarters in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China October 29, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING/SHANGHAI, June 22 (Reuters) – Ant Group spun off from Alibaba Group Holding (9988.HK) 11 years ago, but the two […]

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Consumer rights must be respected in e-commerce boom, says trade minister

Consumer rights must be respected amid e-commerce boom, government says New Delhi: Expressing concern over the growing consolidation of internet-based economic activities among a few businesses in many sectors, the government said on Monday it was necessary to protect consumers’ interests and prevent them from being exploited. The government also said consumer complaints related to […]

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Buy now, pay later: Your refund rights as Missguided collapses | Buy now, pay later

Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) have pledged to reimburse shoppers affected by the collapse of fast fashion retailer Missguided. The online clothing brand went into administration on May 30, owing millions of pounds to its suppliers and leaving customers in the dark about orders and refunds. Teneo directors are in charge until Frasers Group, the […]

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WORLD WRESTLING ENTERTAINMENT, INC. INVESTIGATION ALERT: Scott+Scott Attorneys at Law LLP Investigate WWE Directors and Officers for Breach of Fiduciary Duty – WWE

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Scott+Scott Attorneys at Law LLP (“Scott+Scott”), a national firm specializing in securities and consumer rights litigation, is investigating whether certain directors and officers of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (“WWE”) (NYSE: WWE) breached their fiduciary duties to WWE and its shareholders. If you are a WWE shareholder, we encourage you to contact attorney Joe […]

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State Leaders Seek Public Comment on Colorado Privacy Law | Compliance point

The Colorado Attorney General’s Office released “Preliminary Considerations in Developing Rules for Colorado’s Privacy Law,” ahead of the formal notice and comment phase of the new law. The AG’s Office is seeking informal public comment on Colorado’s Privacy Act (CPA) with the goal of ensuring that interested parties can provide CPA-related comments, perspectives, and expertise. […]

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Risks of buying now, paying later; banks may be more inclined to sell racialized customers: CBC Marketplace cheat sheet

Missing something this week? Don’t panic. Radio Canada Market brings together the consumer and health news you need. Want this in your inbox? Get the Market newsletter every Friday. Many online shopping platforms now offer the option to buy now, pay later. But are there more risks than it seems? A luxury bag can be […]

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Colorado brings the ‘Right to Repair’ movement to wheelchairs

from Don’t-go-don’t-repair-your-essential-medical-device department Last week, New York State became the first state to pass right to repair legislation. The bill was the culmination of years of consumer frustration with repair monopolies, heinous DRMs, reduced access to repairs, high repair costs, and the inability to find tools, parts and documentation. While the bill only covered some […]

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FTC Chairman Khan Plans Key Work on Children’s Online Privacy | New Policies

By MARCY GORDON, AP Business Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Federal Trade Commission said the agency is advancing a strong agenda of actions and policies to help protect children’s privacy online. Ongoing work will include stronger enforcement of a long-standing law governing children’s online privacy and monitoring the algorithms used by social […]

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Scott+Scott Attorneys at Law LLP Investigate Directors and Officers of Edison International for Breach of Fiduciary Duty – EIX

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Scott+Scott Attorneys at Law LLP (“Scott+Scott”), a national firm specializing in securities and consumer rights litigation, is investigating whether certain directors and officers of Edison International (” Edison”) (NYSE: EIX) breached their fiduciary duties to Edison and its shareholders. If you are an Edison shareholder, we encourage you to contact attorney Joe Pettigrew […]

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After three years of promises, attempt to regulate tech boils down to one bill

After three years of talk of passing major tech legislation for the first time since the dawn of the internet, Democrats in Congress appear to have only one chance to pass legislation, and critics doubt that the effort succeeds. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, DN.Y., has pledged to vote on a high-profile anti-monopoly bill by […]

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US consumer confidence plummets in May | Economic news

By MATT OTT, AP Business Writer SILVER SPRING, Maryland (AP) – US consumer confidence fell slightly for the second straight month as Americans’ views on their current and future prospects faded amid persistent inflation. The Conference Board said Tuesday that its consumer confidence index fell to 106.4 in May from 108.6 in April. The business […]

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Regulating the metaverse: what to do to protect the interests of consumers?

By Kazim Rizvi Technology advances at an exponential rate in geometric progression. In a short time, we have seen a transformation from two-dimensional Web 2.0 to Web 3.0, bringing virtual reality to life across the metaverse. Metaverse is the next on the internet, which uses the open source technical layer to create proprietary augmented spaces […]

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The review of registrations in private schools could be demanded by parents following the court’s decision

While schools justify the notice period as a way to offset the financial cost to them if they lose a student – such as teachers they may have hired for the following year – Ferguson found that the losses for the school depended on factors such as the child’s ability to be quickly replaced by […]

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Consumer Protection Council to be activated: Minister Badu

Industry, Trade and Supply Minister Dilendra Prasad Badu said the Consumer Protection Board will be made active in creating and amending related law, rules and policies (if any). The Minister, who is also Chairman of the Board, made the statement at a meeting of the Board which took place four years after the formation of […]

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CBIRC proposes new rules on protecting consumer rights

The proposed rules prohibit misleading sales, mandatory product bundling, unreasonable fees and “algorithmic discrimination”. Access today Sign up for a 2 week free trial and get instant, unrestricted, unrestricted access to Regulation Asia. FREE TRY Already taken your free trial? Contact our team and inquire about a subscription today. To select subscribe below to see […]

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Considerations for VCs Evaluating Metaverse Investments

Related practices and jurisdictions The metaverse is emerging as the next frontier of digital commerce, with businesses across all industries spending millions of dollars buying digital real estate and investing in platforms to become market leaders. This has made companies with metaverse operations prime targets for venture capitalists and other investors looking to enter the […]

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The future of DMPs in a post-cookie world

Data management platforms face an existential hurdle as third-party cookies begin to disappear. So what does the future hold for DMPs without cookies? DMPs allow organizations to collect large amounts of customer-centric data for online marketing and advertising. Historically, they depend on third-party data, so cookie privacy issues threaten the future of DMP. Marketers […]

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Shareholder Alert: Have You Purchased Upstart Holdings, Inc. (UPST) Stock? Robbins LLP Alerts Investors to Class Action Lawsuit Against Upstart Holdings, Inc.

SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The class: Shareholder rights law firm Robbins LLP advises investors that a shareholder has filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of all persons and entities who have purchased or otherwise acquired securities of Upstart Holdings, Inc. ( NASDAQ: UPST) between November 9, 2021 and May 9, 2022, for violation of the Securities […]

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Consumer Corner: How to save hundreds on groceries, hack Costco’s return policy, and get retailers to refund you

Every week, the Nine Network publishes dozens of articles on how to be better with your money – but they can so easily get lost in the news cycle. So every Sunday, consumer packaging will compile the best and brightest tips to help you maximize your budget. Nine.com.auThe money experts at have been abuzz for […]

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India asks Amazon to explain surge in consumer complaints

In a bid to ensure consumer rights are protected and customers are not defrauded by selling counterfeit products online, the government has once again stepped in, noting an increase in complaints. According to senior sources, the consumer ministry has again shut down Amazon India and asked the online e-commerce giant to “improve customer services, including […]

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7 stores fined in Sylhet for overpricing soybean oil

Authorities on Sunday fined seven edible oil wholesalers Tk 16,000 for hoarding and selling soybean oil at a higher price than set by the government during a raid in Sylhet. The National Consumer Rights Protection Directorate has launched a national campaign to prevent the stockpiling and overvaluation of soybean oil in the market, following the […]

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Kenney Creates Financial Consumer Protection Task Force | Local News

Mayor Jim Kenney signed an executive order to protect consumers by creating the Consumer Financial Protection Task Force. The executive order, effective immediately, will protect consumers from unfair, discriminatory and predatory products. The order states that predatory and unfair financial tactics have increased since the threat of COVID-19 and the post-pandemic response and recovery. “We’ve […]

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Cruise industry gets new standard refund policy – NBC4 Washington

Since 1881, there have been no changes to the Passenger Ship Act, but then COVID-19 hit, and now the cruise industry is undergoing a major update. As the pandemic spread and “no sail” orders were issued, cruise lines began delaying or canceling shipments. Cruise credits were given out, but refunds weren’t as available. “They were […]

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CCPA issues advisory to e-commerce players against illegal sale of wireless jammers, Retail News, ET Retail

New Delhi: Consumer protection regulator CCPA has issued a notice to e-commerce businesses against the illegal sale and facilitation of wireless jammers for general consumption, the Ministry of Consumer Affairs announced on Saturday. Prior to the CCPA, the Ministry of Telecommunications issued an advisory on January 21, 2022 against the illegal facilitation and sale of […]

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Internet transaction invoice, where are you? – Manila Bulletin

Another Consumer Protection Bill for Internet Transactions Could End Up in the 18thand Congress as a pending bill. The House approved its version of the Internet Transactions Act or HB 7805 on November 20, 2020 on final and third reading. The Senate has yet to begin second reading of its version SB 2489. I have […]

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FTC announces settlement with for-profit medical school allegedly misleading marketing

The FTC has announced a judgment order in a lawsuit it recently filed against Saint James School of Medicine, a for-profit medical school in the Caribbean, and its operator and financiers. The $1.2 million judgment will be used for repayments and debt forgiveness for students who have funded their education over the past five years. […]

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Canceled flight ? You deserve an automatic refund, say MPs

The transport select committee has called for tougher action against airlines that are slow to reimburse – and better protection for passengers when carriers go bankrupt. In his latest report, British aviation: reform for take-offMPs on the committee called on the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to ‘use its existing powers to challenge businesses and pursue […]

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China Consumers Association releases annual report on consumer rights protection – Pandaily

On Friday, the China Consumers Association released its 2021 annual report on consumer rights protection in China, covering food safety, automobiles and other areas. The annual report focuses on reviewing the significant progress that has been made with China’s consumer rights protection laws in 2021, as well as the three main challenges that remain. First, […]

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VBER: time to move from online to offline mode in vertical competition rules

Maike Jansenpublic affairs advisor at European e-commercesharing information on VBER, the set of rules to be adopted by the European Commission in 2022, aimed at protecting fair competition in the European single market On July 9, 2021, the European Commission published for public consultation the revised draft Vertical Block Exemption Regulation (VBER) and the draft […]

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License is essential for running businesses, ministries tell online stores

Saudi Gazette report JEDDAH — The Ministry of Commerce and the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development (MHRSD) have pointed out that online stores wishing to legally sell products online must apply for a registration certificate from the Ministry of Commerce or an independent license from the Freelance platform, which is managed by the […]

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Colorado Privacy Update – Pre-Rulemaking Considerations | Wilmer Hale

Colorado, as the third US state to enact comprehensive privacy legislation, is making significant progress in its rulemaking activities. On April 12, 2022, the Colorado Attorney General’s Office released prepared remarks by Colorado Attorney General (AG) Phil Weiser and released its pre-rulemaking considerations, opening invitations to comment on eight important topics before rule-making. In his […]

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New York foreclosure bills would destroy a key consumer right

By Adam Swanson (April 12, 2022, 5:11 p.m. EDT) – New York SB 5473D and its companion, AB 7737B – collectively dubbed the Foreclosure Abuse Prevention Act – if passed, would harm consumer lenders and borrowers. Because the bills end a lender’s right to cancel a mortgage acceleration after default and prevent the statute of […]

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Journalism Preservation and Competition Act is bad news for local journalism and communities • The Greylock Glass

submitted by Free Press Action Editor’s Note: The following article is derived from officially released information, published with little or no editorial changes. Greylock glass occasionally provides our readers with such content if the information is factual in nature and requires little or no interpretation or analysis, often when the original story would provide little […]

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Shoppers shocked by online supermarket price hike after order | Shopping online

YesYou’ve put your purchases in the cart, gone to checkout, and handed in your payment – ​​so it might be a little surprising if the cost of your groceries goes up later. This is exactly what can happen when you shop online at some of the major grocery chains. You may not have realized it, […]

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WOLF HALDENSTEIN ADLER FREEMAN & HERZ LLP: Christie

NEW YORK and CHICAGO, April 07, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP, a leading national consumer rights law firm, announces that it is investigating claims on behalf of patients from Christie Clinic in the Champaign, Illinois area whose information may have been stolen in a recent data breach between July […]

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Violation of consumer rights: Why we’ll sue Google, other misguided brands —FCCPC

The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) has said it is determined to do everything possible to prosecute and bring to justice brands that have continued to abuse the rights of Nigerian consumers. Speaking at an interactive media session in Lagos recently, the Executive Vice-Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the commission, Mr. Babatunde Irukera, expressed […]

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The Power Institute calls for synergy to promote consumer rights

Ahmed Nagode, CEO NAPTIN The Managing Director of the National Power Training Institute of Nigeria (NAPTIN), Mr. Ahmed Nagode, has called for greater synergy among power sector players to promote consumer rights and obligations. Nagode made the call during a one-day national electricity consumer protection awareness forum in Abuja on Thursday. The event was organized […]

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Energy supplier websites crash as UK consumers panic over 54% price hike

The websites of some of Britain’s biggest energy companies crashed on Thursday as consumers worried about the escalating cost of living crisis rushed to submit gas and electricity bills ahead of a 54-year hike % of prices from April 1st. Consumer champions, including Martin Lewis, founder of the Money Saving Expert website, have been advise […]

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In Jammu and Kashmir, consumer laws only exist on paper

THE The government of Jammu and Kashmir announced the vacancy of the chair more than a year ago as part of a proposed National Consumer Dispute Resolution Commission (SCDRC). The advertisement, published by the Department of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, invited applications from retired or serving judges for the post. As of today […]

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Ramna Temple Massacre: Dawn Darkened by Dark Forces

The situation in and around the Ramna Kali Mandir and Ma Anandamoyee Ashram near the University of Dhaka campus was terribly disturbing. Some 75 Hindu families living there were gripped with fear after hearing heavy gunfire and news of murders of students and teachers at Jagannath Hall, a non-Muslim DU dormitory, the day before March […]

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Get ready for another bus fare hike

For the second time in less than a year, the government plans to increase bus fares for long journeys. As plans are underway to raise tariffs by 11%, consumer rights campaigners have criticized the government for ignoring consumer interests. After protests last week from transport contractors who threatened to halt operation of the long route […]

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How to Complain Effectively – and Get Results | consumer affairs

When you have defective products or receive poor service, it can be very difficult to get repairs. Companies pass you on, you don’t know your rights or you are sent from pillar to post. Follow these tips to get what you deserve. To put in writing Always put your complaint in writing. Email is easiest, […]

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Thousands more tenants freed from rising land rents

Fifteen companies to scrap costly ground rent terms Land rents for more than 3,400 tenants will now remain at the amount charged when their home was first sold CMA chief executive says more property developers will be put ‘under the microscope’ as investigation continues Fifteen companies that had bought freehold properties from property developer Countryside […]

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Debt collectors can now contact you on social media – NBC Chicago

Debt collectors may soon be sneaking into your DMs, or trying to befriend you or follow you on social media. The debt collection industry was recently allowed to expand its reach to social media platforms based on rule changes by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Perhaps not a welcome sight in any medium, debt collectors […]

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Legal aid focuses on consumer protection | News, Sports, Jobs

A staff member at a nonprofit law firm is warning Ohio consumers to be savvy when it comes to sales pitches that sound too good to be true. In recognition of the recent National Consumer Protection Week, Rachel Nader, Advocacy Director for Community Legal Aid, recently shared some advice for residents, warning them […]

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Government to hold “Consumer Empowerment Week” from March 14-20

The Department of Consumer Affairs will organize “Consumer Empowerment Week” from March 14-20, coinciding with World Consumer Rights Day. In an official statement, the department said the “Consumer Empowerment Week” was to celebrate and commemorate 75 years of progressive India and the glorious history of its people, culture and achievements. The celebrations coincide with World […]

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Live Nation and Sports Organizations Fight Consumer Rights in Georgia

Professional sports teams and promoters, including Live Nation Entertainment, have strongly opposed the bill in Georgia that would protect consumers’ rights to tickets they purchased. Industry officials and lobbyists showed up in force at a pair of committee hearings in Georgia this week, hoping to stop lawmakers from passing the bill. Senate Bill 495 was […]

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Senate passes $107 billion overhaul of USPS, sending bill to Biden for expected approval

The Postal Service Reform Act, which passed by a vote of 79 to 19, provides financial flexibility for the postal agency to undertake improvements that have been debated for years. Republicans have traditionally criticized the agency as a poster child for government waste and incompetence, even though it has earned high marks for public approval […]

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Martin Lewis energy bills: Why it could cost more than the Ofgem price cap

Energy prices will rise by £693 a year for millions of households after regulator Ofgem raised the bill price cap to £1,971. Adding to concerns over the cost of living crisis, consumer experts are warning that the cap could rise again in October. New energy bill costs have confused bill payers who are being quoted […]

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Oil Traders Demand Bigger Cut After Price Rise, Threaten Supply Disruption

As Nepalese are hit hard by unprecedented petrol prices and soaring inflation, petrol stations see this as an opportune time to demand a bigger cut. The Nepal Petroleum Dealers National Association has negotiated a higher commission, and multiple sources say fuel sellers have stopped taking deliveries in a bid to create a shortage in the […]

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ESFI Recognizes Federal Trade Commission’s National Consumer Protection Week

Learn how to avoid common utility scams. Aprenda como evitar estafas de servicios públicos. National Consumer Protection Week aims to educate consumers about their rights to avoid fraud and scams. ARLINGTON, VA, USA, March 3, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) recognizes the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) National Consumer Protection Week which […]

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Florida lawmakers discuss bill to protect consumer data

TALLAHASSEE, Florida. – New legislation to protect consumer data is underway this week in the State Capitol. It gives consumers the right to know what data a company has and it allows consumers to stop them from selling the information. House Bill 9 doesn’t stop companies from selling your data, but it does give you […]

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Your refund rights explained after British Airways canceled flights from Heathrow

BRITISH Airways canceled all short-haul flights from London Heathrow this morning. We explain your rights as a consumer, including whether you can get a refund and how to rebook. 1 All short-haul flights with British Airways from Heathrow have been canceled this morning Short-haul flights from Heathrow are canceled until at least 12pm today, but […]

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Automatic subscription renewals in the UK and new CMA guidelines

Tuesday, February 22, 2022 Subscription contracts are common. They offer certain benefits to businesses, such as providing predictable revenue. These types of agreements often contain “automatic renewal clauses”, whereby the agreement will automatically renew unless the consumer cancels it. However, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), the UK regulator responsible for enforcing consumer protection law, […]

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Voucher companies irritate consumers by refusing refunds for gifts that expired during lockdown

Coupon companies have been accused of defrauding consumers by failing to deliver promised gift experiences and denying refunds to those who cannot use their coupons. Virgin Experiences, Groupon and Wowcher have come under fire from customers who say they have been unable to use vouchers during the pandemic and are no longer able to extend […]

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Bad credit? No savings? Unconventional (possibly risky) ways to buy a home

Nery Peña, 27, a first-year English teacher, bought a two-bedroom apartment in Washington, D.C., overlooking the Washington Monument, for $50,000 in 2021. Similar apartments nearby start at $350,000. The building is part of the Douglass Community Land Trust, a portfolio of properties purchased by former tenants and nonprofit groups, where eligible buyers typically earn between […]

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Flash News – Consumer Protection Law

Flash News – New consumer protection law in 2022_en New Consumer Protection Act No. 9/2021 (published on July 12, 2021) is effective from January 1, 2022. Consumer rights have been strongly strengthened and the general framework has undergone significant changes. Here are some highlights on what service providers and retailers should consider. Consumer rights which […]

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Massachusetts Comprehensive Consumer Privacy Act

Tuesday, February 15, 2022 The Massachusetts Information Privacy and Security Act (MIPSA) continues to move through the state’s legislative process and is now before the entire legislature. Although the law has several hurdles to clear before it becomes law, it is notable for two reasons. First, the comprehensive nature of MIPSA illustrates the direction that […]