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In the first case, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has secured undertakings from Social Chain Ltd, following enforcement action by the CMA using its consumer protection powers. Social Chain, a UK-based marketing company that arranges advertising for businesses through social media, has now agreed not to post or arrange undisclosed advertising. It has engaged constructively with the CMA during this process to improve its practices.
The Italian Competition Authority found that Volkswagen AG e Volkswagen Group Italia S.p.A. have been jointly breaching unfair commercial practices legislation, and imposed a fine of 5 million euros, i.e. the maximum fine provided by the law.
In July 2016 Poland will face a great challenge in hosting the World Youth Day in Krakow. In order to provide the best possible protection for consumers participating in this major event, the Office of Competiton and Consumer Protection in Poland has prepared a free e-guide for overseas tourists visiting Poland.