ConPolicy Newsletter 2019 - 9

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In today's issue ConPolicy informs you about: 

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  News about ConPolicy

Study commissioned by the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection
New ConPolicy-project on innovative privacy consent management

In order to meet the legal requirements of privacy consent in a user-friendly as well as legally secure manner, innovative consent management systems are necessary. Against this background the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection commissioned the study “Innovative Privacy Consent Management”, which analyzes already existing models of consent management and develops new solutions for legally compliant and user-friendly consent in the online area.

Until March 2020 ConPolicy conducts the study in cooperation with Prof Dr Gerald Spindler. Methodologically the study is based on a literature review, online survey, expert workshop and the development and evaluation of best-practice solutions.

For more information please follow this link.

  Consumer policy news

Market watchdogs warn against non-transparent investment offers

Today, the watchdogs for financial markets at the German consumer association Hesse published their findings on information regarding financial... Read more

  Recommended reading

Marette, S., L. Nabec & F. Durieux
Improving nutritional quality of consumers' food purchases with traffic-lights labels: An experimental analysis

The sharing economy has become a global phenomenon that increasingly transforms how we move, travel, work, and consume. Given that consumption... Read more

Gossen, M., J. Pentzien & J. Peuckert
What use is it really for sustainability? Potentials and impacts of peer-to-peer sharing in the domains of accommodation and mobility

The sharing economy has become a global phenomenon that increasingly transforms how we move, travel, work, and consume. Given that consumption... Read more

Kriese, M., J. Abor & E. Agbloyor
Financial consumer protection and economic growth

The purpose of this paper is to examine the link between financial consumer protection (FCP) and economic growth. The authors use cross-country data... Read more

Practitioner Panel Survey – 2019 Report

The FCA and Practitioner Panel Survey allows firms regulated by the FCA to give their views on the regulator’s performance. The latest wave of the... Read more

2018 Consumer Complaint Survey Report

Consumer Federation of America conducts an annual survey of city, county and state consumer agencies across the country to ask about the complaints... Read more

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Consumer research forum: Realizing consumer rights! The right mix of instruments for effective consumer rights enforcement

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BEUC: Protecting consumers' freedom in the digital era

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BMEL: Sustainability conference 2019

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Workshop: Eating Meat 2019 – Determinants, consequences and interventions

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VDW annual conference 2019: The ambivalences of the digital. Humans and technology between new possibilities/illusions and im/perceptible losses

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Recht im Kontext: Prediction and control of behavior by means of algorithms

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German Consumer Day 2019: Fattening foods, data leeches, diesel scandal – What is consumer policy about?

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4th symposium: Rethinking consumption – Repairing, DIY and long-term use as trendsetting consumption practices and the ideal of the circular economy

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Annual conference 2019 of the Consumer Research Network: The dark side of consumption – old problems, new challenges?

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Annual conference 2019 of the German Öko-Institut: Transformation = [sustainable + digital]

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Collision Law 4.0 – Artificial intelligence, smart contracts and bitcoins as challenges for international private law

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European week of waste prevention

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Forum Privacy: Annual conference 2019

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The 12th German sustainability award

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CFA: Financial Services Conference

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