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Consumers still face restrictions while shopping online in Europe

Consumers in Europe are still not able to shop online in the European Union without being discriminated against because of their nationality. Online stores across the continent keep refusing customers from other countries, charging higher prices to foreign customers or creating virtual boundaries in some other way. This is evident Continue reading

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Europe forbids unjustified geo-blocking by online retailers

The European member states today reached a common position on the European Commission’s proposal to address geo-blocking and other forms of discrimination. Online stores in Europe are now no longer permitted to offer different prices to customers from other European countries. Vice-President Ansip welcomed the member states’ consensual position to Continue reading

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Ecommerce Europe wants risk-based approach to electronic payments authentication

Ecommerce Europe is concerned that the proposed one-size-fits-all approach to authentication undertaken by the European Banking Authority won’t help the ongoing fight against online fraud. The European ecommerce association thinks it will only damage the European ecommerce sector and opts for a risk-based approach. That’s why Ecommerce Europe calls on Continue reading

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UK competition regulator warns online retailers against price fixing

The Competition and Markets Authority in the United Kingdom has found evidence online retailers are colluding on online marketplaces such as Amazon. It had warned several ecommerce companies against price fixing. Consumers were offered bad deals due to retailers discussing prices with competitors or agreeing not to undercut them. The Continue reading

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