E-Commerce and Sharing Economy in the EU

E-commerce and the Sharing Economy in the European Union – An overview of contract law

End of 2015 – in the course of the digital internal market strategy – the European Commission has introduced a reform package for a modernised contract law in e-commerce. Within this, the updated regulation for online retailing and the providing of digital content are paramount. Truly worth discussing are the regulatory aspects of scopes, conformity and legal remedies in particular, being critically evaluated hereafter. Moreover, the article examines the current developments around the sharing economy in the European Union as well as the corresponding future legal environment.

 

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