In January 2019, Council and Parliament concluded their trialogue
negotiations on the Digital Content Directive. This directive provides for
an EU contract law framework covering sale and provision of digital content
(e.g. music, films, games, software, digital services, etc). It extends
consumer rights to free online services. You can find the press release from
the European Parliament here.
2019, the IMCO (Internal market and consumer protection) Committee in the
European Parliament has adopted its report on the proposal for modernisation of
consumer rules, also called the Omnibus proposal (New Deal for Consumers) –
you can find the press releases here.
The IMCO Committee also approved the mandate to enter into negotiations with Council.
Ahead of the vote, FEDMA joined a statement co-signed by 11 different business
organisations so as to strengthen the important messages. You can find
the letter here.
her satisfaction regarding the vote on the New deal for consumers omnibus
proposal and the end of trialogue for the Digital Content Directive. On
representation action and collective redress, the other New Deal for Consumer
proposal, Ms Jourova will urge the Council to advance. She is confident that an
EU collective redress system will soon be adopted.