DTI Bicol celebrates World Consumer Rights Day

  • March 14, 2017

LEGAZPI CITY, Mar. 13 (PIA) -- The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Bicol regional office, along with other member organizations from different countries, joined in the celebration of World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD) to raise global awareness about consumer rights which must be protected and respected at all times

 

The DTI Bicol-led celebration will showcase a one-day Regional Consumers Seminar on Wednesday, March 15, from 9:00 am to 3:30pm at the Avenue Convention Plaza, Avenue Plaza Hotel, Naga City.

 

WCRD is an annual occasion which marks the day when the late US President John F. Kennedy formally addressed the issue of consumer rights on 15 March 1962 at the US Congress.

 

This year’s theme is “Building a Digital World Consumers can Trust”, which pushes for better digital access, security, understanding and redress.

 

The consumers seminar will focus discussions on 1) Making the Digital Age Work for Consumers Thru Technology & Innovation; 2) Protecting Consumer Privacy in the Digital Age; 3) How to Protect Yourself from Cybercrimes & Online Scams: and 4) Resolving Consumer Complaints for Online Transactions. 

 

DTI Bicol regional chief Jocelyn LB. Blanco said the regional consumers seminar aims to create and promote a reliable digital economy that consumers can depend on without having to worry about their safety and security.

 

Other than the different consumer groups all over the region, target audience are the millennials, who are more likely to engage in many online activities that might involve e-commerce.  (MAL/BRberango-DTIBicol/PIA5)


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