To help businesses keep track of updates in UK legislation and policies, VinciWorks regularly publishes a regulatory update. Our regulatory agenda for September covers the latest COVID-19 government guidance, EU developments, acts of Parliament, bills before Parliament, open consultations and more.
What’s new this month?
New rules from the EU on the terms and conditions for online platforms such as Amazon, eBay and Google have been adopted, and will also apply in the UK. Particularly beneficial to SME’s, the new rules mean contracts between sellers and the platform must be clear and intelligible and sets out various standards for contracts including information on ranking, relisting and data access.
Although not legislation, the ICO has released a new statutory code aimed at organisations designing online or app-based tools which use or analyse the data of under-18s. The Age Appropriate Design Code has a 12-month transition period but applies to all companies offering services to UK users.