Feeds

Rogue computer outfits face swifter action

Trading Standards on the warpath

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Trading Standards officers were today threatening swifter action against rogue computer outfits, after being handed fresh powers.

The move involves the Stop Now orders, which will let companies be taken to county court instead of to magistrates' court.

Trading Standards said the move to a civil process would speed up action against companies engaging in practices covered by 11 EU consumer directives, including unfair contract terms and misleading advertising.

Refusal to comply with an order to stop the activity could result in a fine or imprisonment.

The law also gives Trading Standards powers against traders based in European countries outside the UK. ®

Whitepapers

Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
The hidden costs of self-signed SSL certificates
Exploring the true TCO for self-signed SSL certificates, including a side-by-side comparison of a self-signed architecture versus working with a third-party SSL vendor.
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.