On 30th August 2018, the Federation of German Consumer Organisations (vzbv) hosted a breakfast debate on the so-called “New Deal for Consumers”. At the centre of the discussion were above all the regulation of online platforms and their growing influence as well as the proposed cuts with regard to the right of withdrawal in case of online purchases. How red-hot the topic is, was also demonstrated by this week’s meeting of the European Parliament's Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO).