European Commission: Large social media companies are asked to comply consumer rules

20 March 2017

European consumer authorities and European Commission met representatives for social media companies last week. The companies were asked to comply consumer rules into their terms and conditions and intervene to scams and subscription traps on social networks. Facebook, Twitter and Google+ have agreed to propose changes.

The companies in question will finalise detailed measures on how to comply with the EU regulatory framework within one month. The Commission and the consumer authorities will review the final proposals.

Further information

The European Commission and Member States consumer authorities ask social media companies to comply with EU consumer rules. European Commission’s  press release 17 March 2017.

Updated 20.3.2017 Print