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By Chris Dawson October 9, 2019 - 11:30 am

Is the Cookie Law outdated and frankly just annoying?

Cookies are a basic part of how the Internet works but there's hardly anyone I know that is in favour of pop ups on just about every website due to the EU's Cookie Law. They store little bits of information about you such as when

Strong Customer Authentication: How will it affect merchants?

Even on the day the Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) regulation came into force across Europe, the requirements for merchants remained unclear. The impact will be significantly differing payment experience across Europe, with increased friction in the payment process resulting in reduced conversion rates, says Paul

Government to assign EORI numbers to VAT registered businesses

If you are a VAT registered business then you will be getting assigned an EORI number within the next few weeks... if you don't already have one. It's part of the Goverement's plans to step up planning for a no-deal Brexit. Our new Chancellor, Sajid Javid

How Zalando addressed the introduction of PSD2

On the 14 of September, Strong Customer Authentication comes into force as part of the EU Payment Services Directive (PSD2). For customers, this means that payment will be even more secure. If they want to pay online, they will have to authenticate their payment using

What is an EORI number and do you need one before Brexit?

If you trade with the EU, it is possible you will need an EORI number (Economic Operator Registration and Identification Number). This will be crucial should the UK leave the EU without a formal deal in place. What is an EORI Number? According to the European Commission,

DPD Brexit update: Two different scenarios of Deal and No Deal

A DPD Brexit update considers two scenarios of 'deal' and 'no deal' that would influence merchant's trading after the UK ends its membership with the EU in 28 days. DPD have provided a guide on what actions are required in the event of either of

EU aims to reduce vehicle pollution with CO2 regulation

The European Union (EU) has announced yesterday the introduction of new CO2 legislation to tackle vehicle pollution. The new agreement will require new trucks to have 30% lower gas emissions by 2030 in comparison to 2019. The regulation now needs to be approved by national legislators in the coming

EU agree to rein in unfair marketplace practices

The European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission have reached a political deal on the first-ever rules aimed at banning unfair marketplace practices. This includes transparency on how search results are ordered, if a marketplace also sells on it's own

Guess fined €40 million for blocking cross border sales

In December, the European Commission fined Guess €39,821,000 for restricting retailers from online advertising and blocking cross border sales to consumers in other Member States in breach of EU competition rules. "Guess' distribution agreements tried to prevent EU consumers from shopping in other Member States by

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