Cyber Consumer Law And Unfair Trading Practices Download Ebook PDF Epub Online

Author : Cristina Coteanu
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2017-03-02
Page : 256
Category : Law
ISBN 13 : 1351946579
Description :


Of great interest to practitioners, policymakers and academics - as well as to consumers and traders in general - this timely work addresses all important legal and practical issues that arise in connection with online trading. This important work outlines the existing legislation and legal jurisprudence in the EU and the US and exposes the potential for unfair commercial practices to arise from online contracts, electronic agents, disclosure of information, online advertising and online dispute resolution in cross-border transactions. The continuing prevalence of unfair commercial practices will ensure this book remains in great demand.


Author : Augusto Teixeira Garcia
International Academy of Comparative Law
Publisher :
Release : 2006
Page : 52
Category : Competition, Unfair
ISBN 13 :
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Author : Christine Riefa
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2016-03-03
Page : 276
Category : Law
ISBN 13 : 131716122X
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Online auctions have undergone many transformations and continue to attract millions of customers worldwide. However these popular platforms remain understudied by legal scholars and misunderstood by legislators. This book explores the legal classification of online auction sites across a range of countries in Europe. Including empirical studies conducted on 28 online auction websites in the UK, the research focusses on the protection of consumers’ economic rights and highlights the shortcomings that the law struggles to control. With examinations into important developments, including the Consumer Rights Directive and the latest case law from the CJEU on the liability of intermediaries, Riefa anticipates changes in the law, and points out further changes that are needed to create a safe legal environment for consumers, whilst preserving the varied business model adopted by online auction sites. The study provides insights into how technical measures as well as a tighter legislative framework or enforcement pattern could provide consumers with better protection, in turn reinforcing trust, and ultimately benefiting the online auction platforms themselves.


Author : Geraint Howells
Iain Ramsay
Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
Release : 2018-07-27
Page : 528
Category : Law
ISBN 13 : 1785368214
Description :


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.


Author : Kubota, Takashi
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2007-12-31
Page : 318
Category : Computers
ISBN 13 : 1599048302
Description :


Examines cyberlaw topics such as cybercrime and risk management, electronic trading systems of securities, digital currency regulation, jurisdiction and consumer protection in cross-border markets, and international bank transfers.


Author : Sutatip Yuthayotin
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2014-11-17
Page : 316
Category : Law
ISBN 13 : 3319111310
Description :


This book identifies institutional mechanisms that can be used to promote consumer confidence in direct online sales with businesses (B2C e-commerce). It argues that enhancing the access to justice in a multidimensional sense can potentially offer an effective means of boosting consumer confidence. It introduces a conceptual framework for a multidimensional approach to access to justice in the context of consumer protection, describing the various reasonable criteria needed to satisfy consumer demands in B2C e-commerce. The framework, which reflects all essential aspects of consumers’ expectations when they engage in online transactions, provides a benchmark for the evaluation of various consumer protection mechanisms. Based on an analysis of different mechanisms and using the framework’s criteria, the practice of private ordering, which does not rely on the creation of rules of law but rather on the use of technology as a solution, appears to offer a meaningful way to enhance access to justice in B2C e-commerce. However, though private ordering holds considerable potential, certain weaknesses still need to be eliminated. This book demonstrates how private ordering can be successfully implemented with the help of an intermediary, a neutral third party that plays an integral part in the collaborative task of facilitating various aspects of private ordering, thus helping to limit the risks of failure and ensuring a fairer market setting. In order to move forward, it argues that the state, with its wealth of material resources and incentive options, is the institution best suited to acting as an intermediary in facilitating private ordering. This promising proposal can improve consumer protection, which will in turn boost consumer confidence.​


Author : Geraint Howells
Annette Nordhausen
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2018-12-18
Page : 449
Category : Law
ISBN 13 : 0429774249
Description :


First published in 2007, The Yearbook of Consumer Law provides a valuable guide to developments in the consumer law field with a domestic, regional and international dimension. The volume presents a range of peer-reviewed scholarly articles, analytical in approach and focusing on specific areas of consumer law such as sales, credit and safety, as well as more general issues, such as consumer law theory. The book also includes a section dedicated to significant developments during the period covered, such as key legislative developments or important court decisions. The book provides an essential resource for all those, academic and practitioner, working in the areas of consumer law and policy.


Author : Jane K. Winn
Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Release : 2013-01-28
Page : 466
Category : Law
ISBN 13 : 1409493210
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This volume considers the impact of technological innovation on the foundations of consumer advocacy, contracting behaviour, control over intellectual capital and information privacy. A unique and timely perspective on these issues is presented by internationally renowned experts who provide novel approaches to the question of what consumer protection might consist of in the context of technological innovation.


Author : Geraint Howells
Hans-W. Micklitz
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2016-04-22
Page : 312
Category : Law
ISBN 13 : 1317139666
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The Unfair Commercial Practices Directive is the most important directive in the field of trade practices to have emerged from the EC but it builds upon European activity which has sought to regulate trade practices on both a sectoral and horizontal level. It is an umbrella provision, which uses general clauses to protect consumers. How effective this approach is and how it relates the existing acquis are fundamental issues for debate. This work provides a critical appraisal of the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive linking discussion of it to general debates about how fair trading should be regulated. It explains how the Directive fits into the existing acquis. It also examines national traditions where these are necessary to explain the European approach, as in the case of general clauses. The book will be a valuable tool for any student of consumer law seeking to understand the thinking behind the directive and how it will affect national laws. It will also influence policy makers by suggesting how the directive should be interpreted and what policy lies behind its formulation. Businesses and their advisers will use the book as a means of understanding the new regulatory climate post-the directive.


Author : Lucila de Almeida
Marta Cantero Gamito
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2019-09-05
Page : 432
Category : Law
ISBN 13 : 1509932593
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This book is written in honour of Hans-W. Micklitz for his jubilee 70th birthday and the closure of his twelve-year term as the Chair for Economic Law at the European University Institute (EUI). Hans-W. Micklitz has gained international recognition for dedicating his extensive and fruitful career to diverse areas of law: European Economic Law, European Private Law, National and European Consumer Law, Legal Theory, theories of Private Law and Social Justice. This book is a product of the collaborative endeavors of its contributors, who all have a special connection with Hans W. Micklitz as his doctoral supervisees or research assistants. The collection of twenty chapters is to be read as the influence of Hans's dialogues in the early stage of the academic career of thirty-one young legal scholars. The volume is divided into three sections devoted to subjects that have received Hans's attention while at the EUI: EU Consumer Law (part I); European Private Law and Access Justice (part II); the CJEU between the individual citizen and the Member States (part III).


Author : Geraint Howells
Stephen Weatherill
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2017-09-08
Page : 704
Category : Law
ISBN 13 : 1351949276
Description :


This fully revised and updated second edition of Consumer Protection Law introduces the reader to the substantive law of consumer protection in the United Kingdom, the emphasis being on the place of United Kingdom law within an evolving European legal system and also on the need to draw upon comparative experience. The book not only seeks to place consumer protection in its purely black-letter context but also draws upon wider readings to show that consumer protection law is a complex area of law which reflects and shapes the individual citizen's position within the modern economy.


Author : Henry R. Cheeseman
Publisher : Prentice Hall
Release : 2014-12-30
Page : 688
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN 13 : 9780133973310
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For undergraduate courses in the Legal Environment of Business. Cutting edge cases and comprehensive coverage of the legal environment of business. The Legal Environment of Business: Online Commerce, Ethics, and Global Issues examines how the current legal environment, government regulation, and e-commerce environment impact today's business decisions. The cases in this text are cutting-edge, exciting, and engaging, and the reasoning of each case is presented in the language of the court. The Eighth Edition is updated with all new cases, statutes, and features.


Author : Lorna E. Gillies
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2016-04-29
Page : 286
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN 13 : 1317145240
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Electronic Commerce and International Private Law examines the maximization of consumer protection via the consumer's jurisdiction and law. It discusses the proposition that a new connecting factor be used to improve the efficiency of juridical protection for consumers who contract with foreign sellers by electronic means and offers recommendations as to how to amend existing jurisdiction and choice of law rules to provide a basis for the consumer to sue in his own jurisdiction and for the law of the consumer's domicile to apply. The book will be a valuable resource for academics, students and practitioners working in the areas of international private law, electronic commerce law and consumer law.


Author : Mark Fenwick
Stefan Wrbka
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2018-07-12
Page : 240
Category : Law
ISBN 13 : 1509918078
Description :


This book provides an accessible introduction to selected new issues in transnational law, and connects them to existing theoretical debates on transnational business regulation. More specifically, (i) it introduces the argument about the evolving character of contemporary international business regulation; (ii) it provides an overview of some of the main fields of law that are currently important for firms that operate across borders; and (iii) it sets out an interpretive framework for making sense of disparate developments occurring across a number of jurisdictions, among which are the form of regulation and style of enforcement, issues of legal certainty, and behavioural aspects of regulation. The selected topics are indicative of some key issues confronting businesses looking to operate across national borders, as well as policy makers seeking to introduce and enforce meaningful regulatory standards in an increasingly global society. Topics include: consumer law; product liability; warranty law and obsolescence; collective redress; alternative dispute resolution; corporate wrongdoing; corporate governance; and e-commerce. This timely work offers a novel perspective on transnational business law and examines a range of legal issues that preoccupy companies operating transnationally. This book is intended not only for law students looking for an introduction, overview or commentary on the contemporary state of international business law, but also for anyone looking for an introduction to the regulation of business in a global, inter-connected economy.


Author : Alexander J. Belohlávek
Publisher : Juris Publishing, Inc.
Release : 2013-03-01
Page : 2272
Category : Law
ISBN 13 : 1937518183
Description :


A comprehensive review of the arbitration law and practice in the Czech Republic including: discussion of arbitration practice and procedure; an examination of the jurisdiction of the arbitral tribunal; the appointment of arbitrators including the challenge and replacement of arbitrators; an analysis of the various types of awards including a discussion on deliberations, agreements, settlements, and the costs of arbitration; a discussion on the amendment and challenge of awards including the liability of arbitrators; and, a review of the enforcement of domestic and foreign arbitration awards.


Author : David Milman
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2017-05-15
Page : 206
Category : Law
ISBN 13 : 1351911864
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As the radical reforms contained in the Enterprise Act 2002 have come fully on-stream, Personal Insolvency Law has become a major focus of attention. At the same time, all evidence points to increasing levels of personal debt with the consequential rise in bankruptcies. Personal Insolvency Law, Regulation and Policy therefore provides a timely evaluation of the current state of English law in this important area. The volume presents a critical analysis of the regimes of bankruptcy and individual voluntary arrangement in the context of current policy goals. It examines the impact of the Insolvency Act 2000 and the Enterprise Act 2002, and discusses the treatment of bankruptcy within the global economy. The book will be a valuable guide for students and academics engaged in the study of this increasingly important branch of private law. The study will also be of value to practitioners and policy makers.


Author : Kaj Hobér
Annette Magnusson
Publisher : Juris Publishing, Inc.
Release : 2010-03-01
Page : 620
Category : Law
ISBN 13 : 1933833599
Description :


Friends and colleagues from all corners of the world have dedicated this publication to Ulf Franke in appreciation of his 35 years of service as Secretary General of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC Institute). Mr. Franke’s expertise has been long recognized not only in Sweden, but also in the international arbitration community. Throughout an inspiring career, Mr. Franke has used his vast knowledge of international arbitration in combination with an inexhaustible energy to build and develop the practice of institutional arbitration and the SCC Institute. Between East and West: Essays in Honour of Ulf Franke contains 43 essays by leading members of the arbitration community. The contributions not only look back on how international arbitration has developed over the course of Mr. Franke’s career, but also discuss cutting-edge issues that directly affect the future of this field.


Author : Christopher Elliott
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2011-12-27
Page : 240
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN 13 : 1118108000
Description :


A leading consumer advocate reveals how to protect your money, time, and integrity from corrupt businesses Once upon a time store prices were simple and fair, businesses stood behind their products with guarantees free of fine print and loopholes, and companies genuinely seemed to care about their valued customers—but those days are long gone. In this groundbreaking exposé, consumer advocate Christopher Elliot reveals the broken relationship between American consumers and businesses and explains how companies came to believe that fooling their customers was a viable, and profitable, business plan. Scammed explores how companies control information to mislead, distort the truth, and even outright lie to their consumers. Exposes the various ways companies have led their war against information—from seductive ads, disingenuous fine print, and unconventional promotions that involve seeding discussion forums and blogs with company-friendly comments Offers consumers insider knowledge of the system, reasonable expectations, and a clear understanding of the games businesses play Christopher Elliott is one of the nation's foremost consumer advocates Protect yourself, your time, and your money from the predators of the consumer world. Armed with knowledge, readers will become far more discerning and every business's worst nightmare.


Author : Alexander J. Belohlávek
Publisher : Juris Publishing, Inc.
Release : 2011-01-01
Page : 3086
Category : Conflict of laws
ISBN 13 : 1578233224
Description :


As of 17 December 2010, the Rome I Regulation (EU Regulation 593/2008) on the law applicable to contractual obligations is directly applicable in all EU Member States with the exception of Denmark. The Rome I Regulation replaces the Rome Convention of 1980 in the EU Member States and will apply to all contracts concluded as of 17 December 2010. However, and herein lies the utility and great importance of this work, the Rome Convention and the Rome I Regulation will be applied in parallel for a significant time to come (the author himself anticipates a ten-to-fifteen year period); in the latter case to contracts made after 17 December, 2010. This is why this commentary takes into account both sources of law, in their mutual interaction and broader context. The comprehensiveness of the Rome Convention / Rome I Regulation is clearly apparent, but one of the great achievements of the author is his amassing of over 1,800 judicial decisions, most of which are furnished with a detailed commentary; where these decisions apply national laws, the latter are cited both in the original and in translation. For a number of rulings, the commentary include not only a case summary of the facts and an analysis of the conclusions drawn by the court, but also takes them as models to hypothesize what conclusions would be reached if the Rome I Regulation were to be applied.


Author : Pierpaolo Marano
Ioannis Rokas
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2016-08-03
Page : 395
Category : Law
ISBN 13 : 331928410X
Description :


This book adopts an international perspective to examine how the online sale of insurance challenges the insurance regulation and the insurance contract, with a focus on insurance sales, consumer protection, cyber risks and privacy, as well as dispute resolution. Today insurers, policyholders, intermediaries and regulators interact in an increasingly online world with profound implications for what has up to now been a traditionally operating industry. While the growing threats to consumer and business data from cyber attacks constitute major sources of risk for insurers, at the same time cyber insurance has become the fastest growing commercial insurance product in many jurisdictions. Scholars and practitioners from Europe, the United States and Asia review these topics from the viewpoints of insurers, policyholders and insurance intermediaries. In some cases, existing insurance regulations appear readily adaptable to the online world, such as prohibitions on deceptive marketing of insurance products and unfair commercial practices, which can be applied to advertising through social media, such as Facebook and Twitter, as well as to traditional written material. In other areas, current regulatory and business practices are proving to be inadequate to the task and new ones are emerging. For example, the insurance industry and insurance supervisors are exploring how to review, utilize, profit from and regulate the explosive growth of data mining and predictive analytics (“big data”), which threaten long-standing privacy protection and insurance risk classification laws. This book’s ambitious international scope matches its topics. The online insurance market is cross-territorial and cross-jurisdictional with insurers often operating internationally and as part of larger financial-services holding companies. The authors’ exploration of these issues from the vantage points of some of the world’s largest insurance markets – the U.S., Europe and Japan – provides a comparative framework, which is necessary for the understanding of online insurance.