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Regulation / Consumer Protection

Consumer protection issues have been developing dramatically and rapidly over the last decade, and accordingly, so have the enforcement measures being instituted against commercial companies operating as service-providers, both by regulatory authorities and by consumer groups and organizations.

Barnea & Co. provides ongoing legal advisory services to local and international commercial companies in relation to legislative proceedings and policies being set in the field of consumer protection, in relation to the implementation and assimilation of all of the dynamic legislation and in relation to compliance with the various regulatory requirements. Our firm also specializes in representing clients during legal and administrative proceedings being instituted by the various regulatory authorities, such as the Consumer Protection and fair trade Authority and other related entities.

 

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September 18, 2017

Spain Fines Facebook for Collection of Information without Consent

The Spanish Data Protection Authority slapped Facebook with a USD 1.4 million fine over three instances in which Facebook collected information on ideology, sex, religious beliefs, personal tastes, and browser history without properly notifying users what such information was being obtained for.

August 30, 2017

Consumer Protection Law Prescribes a General Arrangement for Canceling Transactions

An amendment to the Consumer Protection Law was enacted recently, regulating the ways by which consumers can cancel transactions and imposing obligations on businesses to disclose to consumers how they can cancel transactions.

June 26, 2017

Internet Companies: Beware of Mandatory Israeli Court Jurisdiction

Recently, the Israeli Attorney General, in a legal opinion filed with the Israeli Supreme Court as part of an appeal filed by Facebook, opined that foreign companies (specifically those that do business via the internet) may not escape Israeli court jurisdiction even if the terms and conditions posted on their website state otherwise.

Regulation / Consumer Protection

Consumer protection issues have been developing dramatically and rapidly over the last decade, and accordingly, so have the enforcement measures being instituted against commercial companies operating as service-providers, both by regulatory authorities and by consumer groups and organizations.

Barnea & Co. provides ongoing legal advisory services to local and international commercial companies in relation to legislative proceedings and policies being set in the field of consumer protection, in relation to the implementation and assimilation of all of the dynamic legislation and in relation to compliance with the various regulatory requirements. Our firm also specializes in representing clients during legal and administrative proceedings being instituted by the various regulatory authorities, such as the Consumer Protection and fair trade Authority and other related entities.

 

Back to Regulation

News and updates - Regulation:


September 18, 2017

Spain Fines Facebook for Collection of Information without Consent

The Spanish Data Protection Authority slapped Facebook with a USD 1.4 million fine over three instances in which Facebook collected information on ideology, sex, religious beliefs, personal tastes, and browser history without properly notifying users what such information was being obtained for.

August 30, 2017

Consumer Protection Law Prescribes a General Arrangement for Canceling Transactions

An amendment to the Consumer Protection Law was enacted recently, regulating the ways by which consumers can cancel transactions and imposing obligations on businesses to disclose to consumers how they can cancel transactions.

June 26, 2017

Internet Companies: Beware of Mandatory Israeli Court Jurisdiction

Recently, the Israeli Attorney General, in a legal opinion filed with the Israeli Supreme Court as part of an appeal filed by Facebook, opined that foreign companies (specifically those that do business via the internet) may not escape Israeli court jurisdiction even if the terms and conditions posted on their website state otherwise.

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