Russian government approves bill on protection of online customers’ rights
MOSCOW, March 13 (RAPSI) – Russian government has approved a bill on protection of rights of customers who pay for goods or services online, RIA Novosti reports on Monday.
The bill prepared by the consumer rights watchdog Rospotrebnadzor introduces the term of “goods aggregator” and stipulates liability for knowingly providing false information about vendors, goods and services.
According to the government, activities of goods aggregators are currently not regulated despite these entities being primary recipients of customers’ funds. These funds are then accumulated by the aggregators in large amounts at their websites. Government believes that while the aggregators function without clear rules, customers are left without protection of consumer rights legislation.