This e-presentation analyses the measures adopted by the EU Member States to transpose EU Directives 2019/770 and 2019/771. Alberto De Franceschi highlights the main achievements as well as the opportunities missed by the national legislators. He concludes with some recommendations on how to address the remaining challenges and improve the effectiveness of EU consumer contract rules.
e-Presentation | May 2022 | Learning time: 1 hour 8 minutes
e-Presentation by Professor Alberto De Franceschi, Chair of Private Law, Intellectual Property Rights and Environmental Law, University of Ferrara.
This e-presentation highlights the challenges posed by digital services to the Unfair Contract Terms Directive framework. Joasia Luzak briefly presents the Unfair Contract Terms Directive and the concept of digital services, then focuses on identifying the challenges and making recommendations for future improvements to the existing framework.
e-Presentation | October 2022 | Learning time: 49 minutes
e-Presentation by Joasia Luzak, Director of Centre for European Legal Studies (CELS), University of Exeter.
This e-presentation deals with the complex balancing act between access to credit and consumer protection against over-indebtedness. Olha O. Cherednychenko demonstrates the limitations of the current regime on consumer credit in ensuring responsible lending before analysing the key changes introduced by the proposal for a new Consumer Credit Directive.
e-Presentation | October 2022 | Learning time: 54 minutes
e-Presentation by Olha O. Cherednychenko, Chair in European Private Law and Comparative Law; Director, Groningen Centre for European Financial Services Law, University of Groningen.
These two presentations focus on aspects within the broader topic of “access to data and use of data”. Malte Beyer-Katzenberger presents the recent Commission proposal on the EU Data Act of February 2022. Christiane Wendehorst builds on this and expands the topic to include questions of “data in private law and the requirements of the data economy”.
e-Presentation | April 2022 | Learning time: 44 minutes
e-Presentation by Malte Beyer-Katzenberger is Team Leader on EU Policies, DG for Communications Networks, Content and Technology in the European Commission, Luxembourg. & Christiane Wendehorst is Professor at the University of Vienna and Scientific Director of the European Law Institute (ELI).
This e-presentation analyses the main weaknesses of the current concept of consumer vulnerability. Mateusz Grochowski presents the challenges faced by consumers, especially in the digital world, and then focuses on future policy prospects and the possible reframing of the concept.
e-Presentation | October 2021 | Learning time: 44 minutes
This e-presentation gives an overview of judgments in the area of European consumer law dealing with unfair commercial practices, unfair contract terms and consumer data protection. It covers the time period from October 2020 to September 2021.
e-Presentation | October 2021 | Learning time: 37 minutes
Andrea Fejös, Lecturer, University of Essex.
This e-presentation discusses the key issues raised by dominant platforms ahead of the adoption of the new Digital Services Act package. Jan Penfrat presents the main problems with dominant platforms, analyses how the Digital Services Act should approach the regulation of the platform economy and highlights the challenges ahead for regulators.
e-Presentation | October 2020 | Learning time: 30 minutes
This e-presentation gives an overview of judgments in the area of European consumer law dealing with unfair contract terms, air passenger rights and processing of personal data. It covers the time period from October 2019 to September 2020.
e-Presentation | October 2020 | Learning time: 39 minutes
This e-presentation reflects on the final text of the Directive on representative actions for the protection of the collective interests of consumers. After providing some brief background, Stefaan Voet focuses on four points of the Directive – scope of application, cross-border element of representative actions, application of private international law, funding and financing – and highlights their problematic aspects.
e-Presentation | October 2020 | Learning time: 36 minutes
This e-presentation discusses the key issues raised by the collective redress system for data protection infringements. Alexia Pato analyses Article 80 GDPR, highlights the intertwinement between this Article and the new Directive on representative actions for the protection of the collective interests of consumers and concludes by presenting three recent examples of collective enforcement actions.
e-Presentation | October 2020 | Learning time: 29 minutes
Diese E-Präsentation enthält eine kritische Analyse des Vorschlags für eine Richtlinie über Verbandsklagen zum Schutz der Kollektivinteressen der Verbraucher (COM/2018/184 final). Professor Eva Lein erläutert die Vorgeschichte der Richtlinie, bevor sie auf die einzelnen Vorschriften eingeht und diese abschließend kritisch bewertet.
e-Presentation | Oktober 2019 | Lernzeit: 41 Minuten
This e-presentation gives an overview of judgments in the area of European consumer law dealing with unfair commercial practices and unfair contract terms. It covers the time period from October 2018 to September 2019.
e-Presentation | October 2019 | Learning time: 52 minutes
Dr Anthi Beka
This e-presentation analyses the key issues raised by emerging digital technologies from a safety and liability perspective. Rod Freeman presents some of the challenges in dealing with these technologies within the existing legal framework and discusses the legal implications and complexities ahead for regulators and policymakers.
e-Presentation | October 2018 | Learning time: 45 minutes
This e-presentation gives an overview of judgments in the area of European consumer law. It covers the time period from September 2017 to September 2018.
e-Presentation | October 2018 | Learning time: 54 minutes
This e-presentation analyses the proposed Directive on representative actions for the protection of the collective interests of consumers. Dr Rebecca Mooney introduces the new “one-stop shop” procedure for mass claims and discusses whether enough safeguards are in place for its future implementation.
e-Presentation | October 2018 | Learning time: 51 minutes