On 3 February 2015, EIOPA published an opinion (dated 28 January 2015 and addressed to national supervisors) on sales via the internet of insurance and pension products.  The opinion provides examples of certain consumer protection issues EIOPA has identified regarding online distribution.  These include that, in an online context, most customers do not conduct sufficient searches for information and are less likely to read disclosure documents when purchasing, and distributors do not always provide adequate advice.  EIOPA's recommendations include that national supervisors become more proactive in how they collect information on online distribution activities used by distributors. National Competent Authorities have been asked to provide feedback (including details of actions taken in light of EIOPA's recommendations) within six months.