Rights & Rules
The Geoblocking Regulation prohibits discrimination against consumers on the basis of their nationality or place of residence when making cross-border purchases. This has applied EU-wide since 2018 to transactions concluded online as well as offline.
Out-of-court solution for consumers and traders of the EU is available since 2016. Consumers have the option to initiate an arbitration process online via the ODR platform operated by the European Commission.
Unfortunately, we are currently unable to process complaints against Irish companies. This article lists alternative organisations that can help with consumer problems.
Consumer Law Enforcement
Many affected gamblers do not even know that they can reclaim gambling debts they have incurred at foreign casinos or online casinos. These foreign companies do not have a licence in Austria. Our article explains the background and possibilities.
The Chamber of Labour registers countless complaints about the payment service Klarna and is now suing this Swedish bank, which grew strongly during the Corona pandemic. Klarna handles online transactions for purchases in online shops and enables payment on account. The ECC also has daily complaint calls about Klarna and is eagerly awaiting the verdict.
A decision by the ECJ has once again clearly strengthened air passenger rights. If a flight is cancelled or significantly delayed due to an announced strike by airline staff, passengers may have a right to compensation.