Den 28. maj 2022 trådte nye retningslinjer for prismarkedsføring i kraft. Retningslinjerne følger af § 9 a i prismærkningsbekendtgørelsen, som er baseret på artikel 6a i EU Direktiv 98/6 om forbrugerbeskyttelse.
De væsentligste ændringer i retningslinjerne for prismarkedsføring er følgende:
- Fremover skal et produkt have været udbudt til sin normalpris i mindst 30 dage, før det kan sættes på tilbud, således at tilbuddet kan sammenlignes med normalprisen. Normalprisen er den laveste pris, som den erhvervsdrivende har anvendt for varen i perioden på mindst 30 dage forud for prisnedsættelsen.
- Produkter, der har haft en normalpris i en periode på minimum 30 dage, må markedsføres med en nedsat pris i op til 10 dage (5 dage for varer, der må antages at blive forringet eller forældet hurtigt, eksempelvis afskårne blomster og ferske fødevarer).
- Tilbudsperioden kan dog forlænges, hvis den erhvervsdrivende ved tilbudsperiodens begyndelse gør opmærksom på varigheden af tilbuddet, eksempelvis ved at skrive at tilbuddet gælder hele den pågældende måned, eller hvis den erhvervsdrivende ved en forlængelse af tilbuddet oplyser, at der er tale om en forlængelse.
- Markedsføringen af prisen som en nedsat pris må dog under alle omstændigheder højst vare halvdelen af varigheden af den periode, hvori normalprisen har været gældende.
- Det er ikke lovligt at markedsføre kortvarige kampagner af 3 dages varighed med nedsatte priser, uden at afbryde den periode på 30 dage, hvor produktet skal have været til salg til normalpris.
- Herudover indeholder retningslinjerne nu, at salgsfremmende udtryk, såsom Kun, Chokpris, Super billigt kun må anvendes, hvis de har et reelt indhold, hvilket betyder, at købet skal være særlig fordelagtigt for forbrugeren.
Retningslinjerne for prismarkedsføring er således blevet skærpet en del i forhold til de hidtidige retningslinjer med det formål, at sikre forbrugerne mod vildledning samt sikre en mere reel og loyal konkurrence mellem de erhvervsdrivende gennem ensartede spilleregler.
Hvis du ønsker hjælp til en vurdering af jeres markedsføring, er du velkommen til at kontakte Sofie Thøgersen på email@example.com eller telefon 89 34 35 06. Det koster ikke noget, før vi aftaler det.
The European Data Protection Board adopted draft guidelines for public consultation on so-called dark patterns aimed at social media networks on 14 March 2022.
The term dark pattern refers to interfaces designed to influence the user into making unintended and potentially harmful decisions regarding the processing of their personal data.
The guidelines are structured around the main parts of a social media user's journey where they are likely to encounter dark patterns, e.g., during sign up, changing settings and closing their account. The guidelines contain the application of the key principles established in the GDPR and offer practical recommendations to designers and users of social media platforms on how to design user interfaces that facilitate the effective implementation of the GDPR.
The guidelines include examples of dark patterns and sets out best practices at the end of each use case. A checklist of dark pattern categories can also be found in the annex to the guidelines.
You can read the new guidelines here: https://edpb.europa.eu/system/files/2022-03/edpb_03-2022_guidelines_on_dark_patterns_in_social_media_platform_interfaces_en.pdf
UNIVERSADVOKATER's partners have several decades of experience in international practice covering the full spectrum from day-to-day cross border business to multi-million dollar projects and dispute resolution.
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On the 25th of January 2022 the Danish Tax Assessment Council ruled that a person working as a courier for a digital gig platform should be classified as an employee and not as self-employed.
The Council identified the following factors as being decisive in coming to this conclusion:
- the digital gig platform had considerable power of instruction over the courier, and had laid down several general and specific instructions for the performance of the work,
- the courier did not incur expenses over and above what would be normal for an employment relationship, and did not assume an independent financial risk, and
- the relationship had a continuous character, with remuneration paid periodically.
This decision will not have a direct effect on third parties who were not a party to the decision, but the decision does provide important insight into how the Danish tax authorities will assess similar cases in the future. For the digital gig platform involved and for other similar service providers in Denmark, the decision will doubtless prompt a reassessment of the employment status of their workers. If the employment status of workers changes and they become employees, the companies will have to withhold part of the employees pay and pay their tax to the tax authority. Employee status would also mean that workers would be entitled to employment rights such as paid leave, working time regulations, occupational health and safety protection, and collective bargaining etc.
This is an area which is currently the subject of high-level debate and focus for the EU. Just before the Danish Tax Assessment Council published its decision, a new proposal for an EU directive on improving working conditions for gig platform workers was submitted by the EU Commission.
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We represent clients in regulatory inquiries and enforcement proceedings as well as related civil disputes and litigation. We are also experienced in advising clients on the wider risk and public relations issues that are often involved in commercial disputes.
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Following public consultation, the EDPB adopted a final version of the Guidelines on examples regarding data breach notifications. These guidelines complement the Article 29 Working Party guidance on data breach notification by introducing more practice orientated guidance and recommendations. They aim to help data controllers respond to personal data breaches and comply with their notification obligations under the GDPR.
Breaches should be notified when the data controller is of the opinion that it is likely to result in a risk to the rights and freedoms of the data subject, and the guidelines provide case studies to help data controllers and processors perform a risk assessment when they become aware of the breach.
Case studies include incidents involving ransomware attacks, data exfiltration attacks, human error and lost devices and documents. The scenarios and recommended steps to be followed are based on the collected experiences of various EEA supervisory authorities amidst a rising volume of cyber-attacks and other data breach incidents.
When dealing with a partner from a different country, it is always a good idea to keep in mind that there may be specific formal requirements that must be complied with in the country where your partner is established.
This applies when a Danish company does business with a German partner. For example, when entering into a contract with a German partner it is important to note that not every form of contract is legally binding in Germany.
Section 126 of the German Civil Code states that if the written form is prescribed by an applicable law, the physical document must be signed by the issuer himself with a wet signature.
Conversely, this means that the written form can be replaced by the electronic form if the law does not state otherwise.
Its also worth noting that invoices, orders, cancellations and direct debit authorizations can be received digitally in Germany.
Contact Ruth Caddock Hansen at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like assistance with your international contracts.
The European Commission adopted a new Vertical Agreements Block Exemption Regulation and new Guidelines on 10 May 2022.
The new rules aim to help businesses assess the compatibility of their supply and distribution agreements with EU competition rules in a business environment that has been reshaped by the growth of e-commerce and online sales. The revised Regulation and new Guidelines entered into force on 1 June 2022.
Vertical agreements are agreements between two or more businesses operating at different levels of the production or distribution chain and relate to the conditions under which the parties to the agreement may purchase, sell or resell certain goods or services.
EU competition law generally prohibits agreements between businesses active at different levels in the economic supply chain that restrict competition. However, the Vertical Agreements Block Exemption Regulation exempts vertical agreements that meet certain conditions from that prohibition and creates a so-called safe harbour for those agreements. The new Guidelines provide guidance on how to interpret and apply the new rules.
Contact Ruth Caddock Hansen if you would like legal assistance with your businesss supply and distribution agreements.
Not usually is the short answer!
As a general rule, it is not possible for foreigners to buy a holiday home in Denmark, and this applies regardless of whether you are an EU-citizen or not.
However, special permission can be obtained from the Ministry of Justice if the applicant has a particularly strong affiliation with Denmark. When assessing the applicants affiliation with Denmark, the Ministry of Justice will look at any prior periods of residence in Denmark, and any special family, business, cultural or economic connection to Denmark, as well as any special connection that the applicant has to the property that they wish to acquire.
Contact Ruth Caddock Hansen who will be happy to advise you if you are considering buying a holiday home in Denmark.
Whilst several restrictions apply to foreigners' purchases of real estate (including holiday homes) in Denmark, the same restrictions do not apply to the purchase of houseboats.
As a general rule, EU citizens are able to buy a houseboat in Denmark and use it as a holiday home. However, as always when buying a home, there are many factors that should be investigated before signing the purchase agreement.
We advise you to reserve the right to consult a Danish lawyer before finalising a purchase agreement (tage advokatforbehold).
Contact Ruth Caddock Hansen who will be happy to advise you if you are looking to buy a houseboat in Denmark.