Last Tuesday, the EU passed a new Consumer Protection Cooperation regulation which grants additional powers to the consumer protection agencies in the bloc. However, it also included a vague clause that would allow the agencies to take down websites without judicial review, as explained by EU Parliament member Julia Reda in a post on her blog.

According to CPC documents, the regulation is intended as a measure against scam websites or those that violate EU consumer protection laws. However, MEP Reda pointed out that the regulation could be abused since it does not require any mandatory oversight.

Opinions on social media also noted that the new law can also be used to go after torrent websites since they can be considered as peddlers of fake versions of media that legitimate studios put out.

 

Source: Bleeping Computer

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