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Greater emphasis needs to be put on the protection of consumer rights in the digital era, says Minister Grant

On March 15 2019, St Kitts and Nevis will join the international community in celebrating World Consumer Rights Day under the theme “Trusted Smart Products”. Minister with responsibility for Consumer Affairs said that this is an opportunity for consumers, businesses and a Government to impart greater emphasis on the need for the protection of consumer rights in this digital era.During his remarks to commemorate the day, Minister Grant revealed that based on the most recent sector review undertaken in 2016 by ECTEL.

“This data solidifies the fact that there is a large number of persons within the Federation who have access to the online shopping community and may engage in e-commerce,” said the minister. “These online shoppers are also exposed to internet fraud and identity theft.”

 

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