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Article Consumer protection laws need more teeth
By: TIFFANY FUMIKO TAY,   The Straits Times  The Straits Times  (OPINION)  17/10/2019

Laos' national consumer protection agency, for example, is empowered to order suppliers to remedy and compensate damages or losses suffered by consumers.   (1719 words)
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Article IMF chief pushes for central banks to issue digital currency
By: AW CHENG WEI,   The Straits Times  The Straits Times  (TOP OF THE NEWS)  15/11/2018
That would mean better security and consumer protection, she says Having central banks issue digital currency can bring about financial inclusivity and better security and consumer protection, as well as allay privacy concerns, International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde said at the Singapore Fintech Festival yesterday.   (676 words)
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Article Boosting competition, innovation best for consumer protection
By: TIFFANY FUMIKO TAY,   The Straits Times  The Straits Times  (TOP OF THE NEWS)  20/10/2019

Responding to a question on whether the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS) lacks teeth when it comes to enforcing consumer protection laws, Mr Chan said that rules must keep pace with market changes, but should not be too prohibitive.   (313 words)
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Article Personal data transfer, online travel booking to be studied: CCCS
By: TIFFANY FUMIKO TAY,   The New Paper  The New Paper  (NEWS)  10/04/2018
Competition watchdog moots market surveys as part of new consumer protection role

Singapore's competition watchdog launched its new consumer protection role yesterday with the announcement of two market studies – on online travel booking and on the transfer of personal data.   (370 words)
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Article Beef up consumer protection with fines for errant sellers
The Straits Times  The Straits Times  (FORUM)  06/03/2018
They just need to fulfil their contractual obligations if the consumer is bothered to pursue the matter. It is a calculated risk worth taking.
A penalty for errant sellers, such as a hefty fine, will help to further strengthen consumer protection in Singapore.
Teo Miang How   (360 words)
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Article Important for consumers to stand up for their rights
The Straits Times  The Straits Times  (FORUM)  24/03/2018
We thank Mr Teo Miang How for his letter (Beef up consumer protection with fines for errant sellers; March 6).
The Consumer Protection (Fair Trading) Act provides remedies for consumers when they buy goods that are of unsatisfactory quality or encounter retailers that make misleading or false claims in relation to a consumer transaction.   (264 words)
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Article More consumer protection for third-party e-payment errors
By: JAMIE LEE,   The Business Times  The Business Times  (UPFRONT)  29/09/2018
But MAS cautioned that current standards of user protection for holders of credit cards, charge cards and debit cards can be improved.   (429 words)
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Article Case found to be wanting yet again
The Straits Times  The Straits Times  (FORUM)  04/07/2018
Does it surprise the average Singaporean anymore that whenever there is an issue on consumer protection, the Consumers Association of Singapore (Case) is found to be toothless and wanting?   (205 words)
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Article Competition watchdog to study data transfer, online travel booking
By: TIFFANY FUMIKO TAY,   The Straits Times  The Straits Times  (TOP OF THE NEWS)  10/04/2018

Dr Koh said the commission is well placed to take on the consumer protection role as competition and consumer protection share a close and complementary relationship.   (507 words)
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Article 'Limited period' promotion ran for at least 2 years
By: NG HUIWEN,   The Straits Times  The Straits Times  (HOME)  17/08/2019
Charcoal Thai 1 restaurant has been found to be in breach of the consumer protection law for promoting meal discounts without specifying an end date, Singapore's competition watchdog said.   (304 words)
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