Rethinking EU Consumer Law

In this book, the authors analyse the development of EU consumer law, arguing that it has the potential of enhancing the protecting of consumers throughout the EU and could offer a model elsewhere in the world, but in order to unlock this ...

Rethinking EU Consumer Law

Author: Geraint Howells

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ISBN: 9780367279356

Page: 350

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In Rethinking EU Consumer Law, the authors analyse the development of EU consumer law on the basis of a number of clear themes, which are then traced through specific areas. Recurring themes include the artificiality of the EU's consumer image, the problems created by the drive towards maximum harmonisation, and the unexpected effects EU Consumer Law has had on national law. The book argues that EU Consumer Law has the potential of enhancing the protecting of consumers throughout the EU and could offer a model for consumer law elsewhere in the world, but in order to unlock this potential, there needs to be a rethink with regard to the EU's approach to consumer law and policy.

Innovation and the Transformation of Consumer Law

This book covers technologies that pose new challenges for consumer policy, creative developments that can help protect consumers economic interests, innovative approaches to addressing perennial consumer concerns, and the challenges ...

Innovation and the Transformation of Consumer Law

Author: Dan Wei

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9811589488

Page: 460

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This book covers technologies that pose new challenges for consumer policy, creative developments that can help protect consumers economic interests, innovative approaches to addressing perennial consumer concerns, and the challenges entailed by emerging ways of creating and delivering consumer products and services. In addition, it reflects on past successes and failures of consumer law and policy, explores opportunities for moving consumer law in a different direction, and discusses potential threats to consumer welfare, especially in connection with the changing political landscape in many parts of the world. Several chapters examine consumer law in individual countries, while others have an international focus.

Personal Data in Competition Consumer Protection and Intellectual Property Law

This book analyses the legal approach to personal data taken by different fields of law. An increasing number of business models in the digital economy rely on personal data as a key input.

Personal Data in Competition  Consumer Protection and Intellectual Property Law

Author: Mor Bakhoum

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3662576465

Page: 577

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This book analyses the legal approach to personal data taken by different fields of law. An increasing number of business models in the digital economy rely on personal data as a key input. In exchange for sharing their data, online users benefit from personalized and innovative services. But companies’ collection and use of personal data raise questions about privacy and fundamental rights. Moreover, given the substantial commercial and strategic value of personal data, their accumulation, control and use may raise competition concerns and negatively affect consumers. To establish a legal framework that ensures an adequate level of protection of personal data while at the same time providing an open and level playing field for businesses to develop innovative data-based services is a challenging task.With this objective in mind and against the background of the uniform rules set by the EU General Data Protection Regulation, the contributions to this book examine the significance and legal treatment of personal data in competition law, consumer protection law, general civil law and intellectual property law. Instead of providing an isolated analysis of the different areas of law, the book focuses on both synergies and tensions between the different legal fields, exploring potential ways to develop an integrated legal approach to personal data.

EC Consumer Law

"This book will describe the development of European Community consumer law and seek to determine to what extent action by the European Community has promoted the interest of consumer protection.

EC Consumer Law

Author: Geraint G. Howells

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ISBN: 9781315257105

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"This book will describe the development of European Community consumer law and seek to determine to what extent action by the European Community has promoted the interest of consumer protection. In doing so it will consider important areas relating to protection of the consumers economic interests and physical safety, as well as questions of access to justice. In addition to assessing the success of community consumer policy the authors will also put forward suggestions for ways in which consumer protection can be enhanced at the community level."--Provided by publisher.

EU Consumer Law and Policy

The book also situates EU consumer law and policy within its broader social, political and economic context, providing a window to a range of wider issues (and tensions) relating to Union regulatory strategies and their effect on the member ...

EU Consumer Law and Policy

Author: Stephen Weatherill

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 0857936980

Page: 352

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Acclaim for the first edition: As a whole, Stephen Weatherill crafts a detailed and wonderfully rich consideration of this dynamic issue and is a resource which practitioners in this area could ill do without. Weatherills thorough and thoughtful insights with regard to these issues provide an important basis for understanding the complexities and vagaries of market integration in the EU Community. Peter G. Fitzgerald, Canadian Law Library Review Steve Weatherill provides an excellent thought-provoking account of EU consumer law and policy. It will be required reading for all those interested in this important subject. Paul Craig, St Johns College, Oxford, UK This is a characteristically excellent book by Steve Weatherill, combining incisive legal analysis of an important policy field with an authoritative and up-to-date account of the underlying legal and constitutional framework. Grainne de Burca, European University Institute, Italy This new edition of Stephen Weatherills acclaimed book provides a comprehensive introduction to all facets of the EUs involvement in consumer law and policy. Consumers are expected to benefit from the EUs project of economic integration, enjoying wider choice and improved quality, and yet they need protection from the dangers that flow from malfunctioning and unfair markets. The EUs consumer law and policy is an attempt to have the best of both worlds a liberalised yet properly regulated trading space for Europe This highly esteemed book, now in a brand new edition, provides a comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to the subject, explaining the evolution of consumer law and policy in the EU in terms of both legislative and judicial activity. The book also situates EU consumer law and policy within its broader social, political and economic context, providing a window to a range of wider issues (and tensions) relating to Union regulatory strategies and their effect on the member states. It concludes with a newly written examination of the relationship between EU and national initiatives of market regulation symbiosis or disruption? A readable yet critically sound textbook, this fully updated edition will be indispensable for both postgraduate and undergraduate students of EU law. It will also appeal strongly to all academics, regulators and practising lawyers with an interest in EU trade law or indeed European law more generally.

Handbook of Research on International Consumer Law Second Edition

Consumer law and policy continues to be of great concern to both national and international regulatory bodies, and the second edition of the Handbook of Research on International Consumer Law provides an updated international and ...

Handbook of Research on International Consumer Law  Second Edition

Author: Geraint Howells

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1785368214

Page: 528

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Consumer law and policy continues to be of great concern to both national and international regulatory bodies, and the second edition of the Handbook of Research on International Consumer Law provides an updated international and comparative analysis of the central legal and policy issues, in both developed and developing economies.

Perspectives for European Consumer Law

This volume contains the results of the conference and thus responds to the question of the extent to which the Proposal offers indeed perspectives for European consumer law.

Perspectives for European Consumer Law

Author: Hans Schulte-Nölke

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3866538782

Page: 189

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The forthcoming Directive on Consumer Rights is part of a far-reaching European development in the field of consumer law and general contract law. The European Commission has initiated the long expected broad shift to full harmonisation. This puts the national laws and all lawyers applying it under new challenges. In future, the Member States will be prohibited from deviations not only "downwards" but also "upwards". In particular the relation between (EC and national) consumer law and general contract law is under question. The Czech EU Presidency in the first half of 2009 gave the occasion for a conference organised by the Charles University, the Acquis Group and the Czech European Consumer Center at Prague. Leading contract law scholars, policy makers and stakeholders from across Europe put the Proposal under close scrutiny from political, legal and practical angles. This volume contains the results of the conference and thus responds to the question of the extent to which the Proposal offers indeed perspectives for European consumer law. It also contains a position paper elaborated by the Acquis Group in the aftermath of the conference which highlights strengths and weaknesses and suggests improvements of the Proposal.

ASEAN Consumer Law Harmonisation and Cooperation

The first Western-language research monograph detailing significant developments in consumer law and policy across Southeast Asia.

ASEAN Consumer Law Harmonisation and Cooperation

Author: Luke Nottage

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108725821

Page: 300

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The first Western-language research monograph detailing significant developments in consumer law and policy across Southeast Asia. Eight chapters examine consumer law topics within ASEAN member states such as product safety and consumer contracts as well as financial and health services, plus the interface with competition law.

Enforcement and Effectiveness of Consumer Law

The book focusses on the enforcement of consumer law in order to identify commonalities and best practices across nations.

Enforcement and Effectiveness of Consumer Law

Author: Hans-W. Micklitz

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319784315

Page: 717

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The book focusses on the enforcement of consumer law in order to identify commonalities and best practices across nations. It is composed of twenty-eight contributions from national rapporteurs to the IACL Congress in Montevideo in 2016 and the introductory comparative general report. The national contributors are drawn from across the globe, with representation from Africa (1), Asia (5), Europe (15), Oceania (2) and the Americas (5). The general report proposes a general introduction to the question of enforcement and effectiveness of consumer law. It then proceeds to identify the variety of ways in which national legislatures approach this question and the diversity of mechanisms put in place to address it. The general report uses examples drawn from the reports to illustrate common approaches and to identify more original or distinct unique approaches, taking into account the reported strengths and weaknesses of each. The general report consistently points readers to particular national reports on specific issues, inviting readers to consult these individual contributions for more details. The national contributions deal with the following areas: the national legal framework for consumer protection, the general design of the enforcement mechanism, the number and characteristics of consumer complaints and disputes, the use of courts and specialized agencies for the enforcement of consumer law, the role of consumer organizations and of private regulation in the enforcement of consumer law, the place of collective redress mechanism and of alternative dispute resolution modes, the sanctions for breaches of consumer law and the nature of external relations or cooperation with other countries or international organizations. These enriching national and international perspectives offer a comprehensive overview of the current state of consumer law around the globe.

Consumer Law

Consumer Law

Author: John A. Spanogle

Publisher: St. Paul, Minn. : West Pub.

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Page: 916

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Materials cover the regulation of voluntary disclosure and compulsory disclosure of information. Also provides insight to abuses at the formation of the contract. Contains material on ensuring access to the market and abuses during performance. Reviews summary claims and defenses followed by abusive collection practices and foreclosing on security. Includes information about the creditor going to court. Most of the cases have been replaced and notes rewritten. The overall organization of the first edition has been maintained, with its four-part division into Regulation of Information, Regulation of Conduct, Regulation of Prices, and Enforcement of all of the above.

The Yearbook of Consumer Law 2008

The Yearbook of Consumer Law provides a valuable outlet for high quality scholarly work which tracks developments in the consumer law field with a domestic, regional and international dimension.

The Yearbook of Consumer Law 2008

Author: Mrs Deborah Parry

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409495949

Page: 488

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The Yearbook of Consumer Law provides a valuable outlet for high quality scholarly work which tracks developments in the consumer law field with a domestic, regional and international dimension. Furthermore, it provides an essential resource for all those, academic and practitioner, working in the areas of consumer law and policy.

EU Consumer Law and Human Rights

This book concludes by proposing new directions in consumer law, striking a compromise between social and economic demands.

EU Consumer Law and Human Rights

Author: Iris Benöhr

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019165065X

Page: 272

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Traditionally, consumer law has played an instrumental role in the EU as a tool for market integration. There are now signs in the new EU legal framework and jurisprudence that this may be changing. The Lisbon Treaty contains provisions affecting consumer law and, at the same time, it grants binding legal force to the EU Charter, which in turn adds a fundamental rights dimension to consumer protection. This evolution, however, is still at an early stage and may be thwarted by conflicting trends. Moreover, it may generate tensions between social objectives and economic goals. This book provides the first comprehensive analysis of these developments and examines new avenues that may be opening for consumer law, focusing on three key areas: financial services, electronic communication and access to justice. Through a systematic analysis of relevant cases, the book traces the development of a human rights dimension in consumer law and details the ramifications that the post-Lisbon legal framework may have on consumer protection and policy. This book concludes by proposing new directions in consumer law, striking a compromise between social and economic demands.

The Yearbook of Consumer Law 2007

The Yearbook of Consumer Law 2007 Edited by Geraint Howells , Lancaster University , UK Annette Nordhausen , University of Sheffield , UK Deborah Parry ...

The Yearbook of Consumer Law 2007

Author: Annette Nordhausen

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754647331

Page: 449

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The Yearbook of Consumer Law provides a valuable outlet for high-quality scholarly work which tracks developments in the consumer law field with a domestic, regional and international dimension.

Consumer Law and Policy

Consumer law and policy has developed significantly since the first edition of this book. This fully revised edition takes into account these developments while maintaining much of the structure of the earlier edition.

Consumer Law and Policy

Author: Iain Ramsay

Publisher: Hart Publishing

ISBN:

Page: 788

View: 836

This revised edition takes into account the development in consumer law and policy while maintaining much of the structure of the earlier edition.

Consumer Law Pleadings

£DLAWLERARY 22 D/ o //o, Consumer Law Pleading: With Disk The Consumer Number Five Credit and Sales Legal Practice Editors: Robert J. Hobbs Series John Rao ...

Consumer Law Pleadings

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