Today, 27 companies and associations signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on online advertising and intellectual property rights (IPR). This initiative, facilitated by the European Commission, brings together advertisers, advertising intermediaries and associations.
Today, four major online marketplaces, Alibaba (for AliExpress), Amazon, eBay and Rakuten – France have signed a commitment for faster removal of dangerous products sold on their online marketplaces .
Between 19-21 June 2018, over 300 participants from 40 countries convened in The Hague for the 5th Virtual Currencies Conference organised by Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) to discuss one of the hottest topics of this year: virtual currencies, and how to foster the legitimate use of this virtual monetary system often abused by hackers, international drug dealers and the money movers of organised crime.
A summary of the report back to the Committee on the trilogue negotiations is now available.
95 professional fraudsters and members of internet-based criminal networks suspected of online fraud activities were arrested during the 2018 e-Commerce Action (eComm 2018), a joint law enforcement operation supported by 28 countries from 4 to 15 June 2018. The main goal was to target online fraud through a coordinated law enforcement action within the European Union (EU) and beyond, followed by an awareness-raising campaign. This action also marks the start of several investigations with more arrests expected in the next few months. The activity was inspired by a similar UK pilot conducted in collaboration with Visa.
The Portuguese Secretary of State for Trade, Paulo Alexandre Ferreira, highlighted the importance of raising “young, conscientious consumers”, as Lisbon hosted this year’s seventh Citizens’ Dialogue on the New Deal For Consumers.