18 September 2012: The ACCC has joined with 40 consumer protection countries around the world to focus on ‘fine print’ online shopping. The ACCC is taking part in an information gathering sweep that is being coordinated by the International Consumer Protection Enforcement Network (ICPEN), targeting traders using confusing or misleading fine print to avoid obligations owed to customers.
The ICPEN sweep is an annual event, and it’s main objective is to take action against and to prevent deceptive marketing practices that have an internaitonal component.
For more information you can read the ACCC’s press release at http://www.accc.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/1079578/fromItemId/2332
For more information on ICPEN go to www.icpen.org