Let's suppose I'm a citizen who is very dissatisfied with misleading digital storage drive capacity labeling, where manufacturers use fake GB (base-10 SI metric decimal giga unit prefix equals to 1000 in power of 3) instead of correct (in context of computing and computer science) base-2 binary scale units (e.g. GiB with prefix gibi equals to 1024 in power of 3).

Aforementioned means that instead of expected 64 binary GB I could get 64 decimal GB which is around 59 binary GB.

Hence the questions:

  • Who decides how those products could be labeled?
  • If I would like to put an end on this misleading practice, who should I ask for help?
  • To whom should a possible petition for more correct labeling be addressed to?

The context is international market, I suppose, but also could be local.

  • I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is a question about identifying political bodies responsible for law creation, not the law or legal process or the legal professions. – Nij Feb 26 at 9:44
  • @Nij so it's for Politics stack then? Where ask it if not here? – VELFR Feb 26 at 10:12
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    Voted to close as essentially a duplicate of law.stackexchange.com/questions/7920/…. In the context the international standard is that GB is gigabyte is 1000 to the power of 3. The questioner's understanding is not in line with the international standard (that has existed since the late 90s IIRC, although the accepted answer cites a standard published in 2008). – Lag Feb 26 at 10:54
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    1GB = 1 billion bytes. The whole premise of the question is deeply flawed and based on a refusal to accept that someone‚Äôs knowledge is outdated. – gnasher729 Feb 26 at 14:50
  • It's interesting that you give the answer in your question. 1GB ~= 1GiB, either in name or value. A person who knew nothing about mathematics or computers could at least assume that GB and GiB are not the same thing. – Damila Feb 26 at 17:18