The Malta Independent 26 May 2019, Sunday

Helping the local hospitality sector

Francis Zammit Dimech Monday, 10 December 2018, 14:30 Last update: about 7 months ago

In his vlog MEP Francis Zammit Dimech speaks about a new law concerning platforms which are used by SMEs to reach their customers and by several customers to buy services and products. Zammit Dimech explains some of the major changes that will benefit the local hospitality sector. Noting that some platforms might have additional distribution channels and affiliate programmes, businesses using platforms have been granted the right to be informed about this and granted the right to ask for their removal from such additional channels.

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Zammit Dimech also explained that data collected through platforms as a result of commercial activity of a business user will be made available to the respective business in order to help them provide customers with a better service and to improve targeted marketing. He thanked the Malta Business Bureau and all stakeholders who provided feedback on how to improve the legislation. Zammit Dimech’s report received backing from all political groups and was approved unanimously (24 votes in favour, 0 abstentions and 0 against) in the Committee on Legal Affairs (JURI)

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