Legal & Policy
The regulatory framework for the online industry is currently undergoing wide-ranging reform in areas such as consumer rights, data protection, user privacy and dispute resolution. This section focuses on content specific to legal developments affecting the online industry.
|Input invited: Government Consultation on Cross-Border
is participating in a UK Government taskforce led by Lord Young to understand
from business the key issues and barriers that may prevent greater cross-border
series of working group meetings will be held between 8th April and 25th June
focusing on three strands: ‘SME’, ‘CONSUMER’ and ‘INDUSTRY’. We would like to invite
our members’ input to this consultation.
purpose of the taskforce is to examine the range of issues we should consider
and to agree a way forward that produces
solutions to reduce the barriers. The taskforce is comprised of representatives
from No. 10, Cabinet Office, BIS and a number of leading retailers and trade
you have any thoughts or experiences that you wish
to contribute to this consultation, you are now invited to do so via IMRG and we
will be pleased to facilitate these and represent your needs.
We look forward to your input and representing the practical
requirements of our members to the Government at these sessions.
IMRG's Legal and Policy Support
IMRG are involved in many responses to policy consultations affecting the online retail industry. You can view a selection of those that we have submitted to recently below, in addition to other collateral relating to legal and policy. At present we are in the process of preparing responses to the Consumer Rights Directive (CRD) and midata consultations. If you would like to provide some feedback to assist our work for the industry, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
| STUDY: Data Protection Review: Impact on EU Innovation and Competitiveness|
This document presents a rapid assessment of the innovation and
competitiveness impacts of the measures affecting: automated processing;
control of data processing; and data transfers...Find out more.
RULES: New transparency and choice rules for Online Behavioural Advertising
New rules providing transparency and choice for consumers around Online Behavioural Advertising (OBA) will be included in the UK Code of Non-broadcast Advertising, Sales Promotion and Direct Marketing from 4 February 2013...Find out more.
PROPOSAL: A Common European Sales Law for the EU – A proposal for a Regulation from the EC
The Government supports the efforts of the European Commission to strengthen the functioning of the Single Market and to bring forward measures that drive growth in the European economy. We acknowledge that levels of cross-border trade should be higher and we have previously stated our ambition to “unleash the competitive advantage of the single market”...Find out more.
RESPONSE: IMRG Response to BIS midata 2012 review and consultation
This response has been prepared by Interactive Media in Retail Group (IMRG), the UK’s industry association for e-retail. The reponse is in relation to a consultation into the midata scheme put forward by the Department for Business Innovation & Skills...Find out more.
REPORT: Complying with the New Rules on Cookies
SUMMARY: Summary of Latest De-regulation Proposals by Ofcom
This short paper is intended to provide IMRG members with an overview of the key facts relating to the changes in regulation proposed by Ofcom. These changes are of importance to IMRG members because, within just 10 weeks of taking ownership of the regulatory agenda, Ofcom has radically altered the proposals consulted on and enacted by Postcomm over the previous 2 years. These new proposals will have a significant impact on both IMRG solution provider and retailer members...Find out more.
RESPONSE:Open letter to UK Ministers about the EC Data Protection Proposals
This open letter on the EC Data Protection Proposals was sent to UK ministers from IMRG, the AIB, FSB, DMA and Coadec.Key officials at DCMS, MoJ and BIS have also been provided with a copy of the letter....Find out more.
RESPONSE: Summary of Responses: Call for Evidence on Proposed EU Data Protection Legislative Framework
The Government has published a summary of responses to its Call for Evidence on the EC's recent data protection proposals. In its Call for Evidence published on 7 February 2012, the Ministry of Justice sought evidence from affected parties on the EC's proposed data protection legislation, which was published on the 25 January 2012...Find out more.