#ECJ: a seller, on an internet website, with a certain amount of offers is not automatically considered as a professional “trader”

A person who publishes a number of sales advertisements on a website is not automatically a ‘trader’ That activity may be regarded as a ‘commercial practice’ if that person is acting for purposes relating to his or her trade, business, craft or profession A consumer bought a second-hand watch on an online sales platform. After … Continue reading #ECJ: a seller, on an internet website, with a certain amount of offers is not automatically considered as a professional “trader”

The right to data portability in the platform economy: how to free consumers and suppliers from the dictatorship of the platform and increase competition in the EU’s Digital Single Market

Really happy and honored to partecipate at the International PhD Colloquium "Regulating new technologies in uncertain times" at the Tilburg University   The 14th of June I will present my paper: "The right to data portability in the platform economy: how to free consumers and suppliers from the dictatorship of the platform and increase competition … Continue reading The right to data portability in the platform economy: how to free consumers and suppliers from the dictatorship of the platform and increase competition in the EU’s Digital Single Market

APP POKEMON GO – Clausole vessatorie – Provvedimento AGCM n. 26729

"ai fini della qualificazione come contrattuale del rapporto che si instaura tra Niantic e il consumatore e della valutazione dei profili di vessatorietà delle relative clausole, ai sensi del Codice del Consumo, non assume rilievo che la prestazione dei servizi sia erogata in assenza di corrispettivo monetario" [...] Sul punto, in ogni caso, giova richiamare … Continue reading APP POKEMON GO – Clausole vessatorie – Provvedimento AGCM n. 26729

WHATSAPP – Clausole vessatorie Provvedimento AGCM n. 26734

  Con provvedimento n. 26596 dell’11 maggio 2017, l’Autorità ha accertato la vessatorietà, ai sensi degli artt. 33, commi 1 e 2, e 35, commi 1 e 2, Codice del Consumo, di alcune clausole del modello contrattuale, in uso alla data di avvio del procedimento e tuttora vigente, sottoposto all’accettazione dei consumatori che vogliano usufruire … Continue reading WHATSAPP – Clausole vessatorie Provvedimento AGCM n. 26734

E-commerce: making online shopping safer for consumers – Commission Notice on the market surveillance of products sold online (C/2017/5200)

E-commerce: making online shopping safer for consumers  Commission Notice on the market surveillance of products sold online (C/2017/5200) The internet has changed how consumers shop and businesses advertise and sell their goods and services. E-commerce enables consumers and businesses to interact differently and increases consumer welfare because of lower online prices and greater choice (1). … Continue reading E-commerce: making online shopping safer for consumers – Commission Notice on the market surveillance of products sold online (C/2017/5200)

Mergers: Commission fines Facebook €110 million for providing misleading information about WhatsApp takeover

The European Commission has fined Facebook €110 million for providing incorrect or misleading information during the Commission's 2014 investigation under the EU Merger Regulation of Facebook's acquisition of WhatsApp. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: "Today's decision sends a clear signal to companies that they must comply with all aspects of EU … Continue reading Mergers: Commission fines Facebook €110 million for providing misleading information about WhatsApp takeover

UberPOP – is it an information society service? – According to Advocate General Szpunar, Member States may prohibit and punish, as a matter of criminal law, the illegal exercise of transport activities in the context of the UberPop service, without notifying the Commission of the draft law in advance

Court of Justice of the European Union PRESS RELEASE No 72/17 Luxembourg, 4 July 2017 Advocate General’s Opinion in Case C-320/16 Uber France SAS   The French company Uber France operates an electronic platform which enables users, with the aid of a smartphone equipped with the corresponding application, to order urban transport services in the … Continue reading UberPOP – is it an information society service? – According to Advocate General Szpunar, Member States may prohibit and punish, as a matter of criminal law, the illegal exercise of transport activities in the context of the UberPop service, without notifying the Commission of the draft law in advance

UNCTAD – World Consumer Protection Map

UNCTAD announces the development of a digital tool that will help protect consumers in the digital age How are countries protecting your rights as a consumer and adapting them to the global marketplace? This is one of the many questions addressed in UNCTAD’s Peer Review on Consumer Protection, the first of its kind.     … Continue reading UNCTAD – World Consumer Protection Map

European Court of Justice hears consumer collective action case against Facebook – 19.07.2017

On 19 July, the European Court of Justice (CJEU) is holding a hearing about an Austrian collective action against Facebook. Max Schrems, the Austrian data protection campaigner, has brought a case to court in Austria on behalf of 25,000 Austrian and foreign consumers to claim compensation from Facebook for violation of their privacy rights.   … Continue reading European Court of Justice hears consumer collective action case against Facebook – 19.07.2017

EPRS – Towards new rules on sales and digital content Analysis of the key issues

EPRS | European Parliamentary Research Service In 2015, the Commission presented two proposals for directives: on the online sale of goods to consumers, and on the supply of digital content to consumers. The legal basis for the proposals is Article 114 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU), which empowers the … Continue reading EPRS – Towards new rules on sales and digital content Analysis of the key issues