Does your Marketplace need to be “INFORM-ed” by June 27th?
The New INFORM Consumers Act Could Significantly Impact Online Marketplace Operations
By: John ReVeal, Judie Rinearson and Katie Staba
The Integrity, Notification, and Fairness in Online Retail Marketplaces for Consumers Act (the “INFORM Consumers Act” or “Act”) (https://www.congress.gov/117/bills/s936/BILLS-117s936is.pdf ) which passed on December 29, 2022 will come into effect on June 27, 2023. Originally intended to address increasing consumer complaints about online marketplace purchases of counterfeit or defective products from third party sellers, the Act requires both collection, verification and, in certain cases, disclosure of third party seller information to combat this perceived marketplace unaccountability.Read More