26 July 2019
EU Digital Contracts and Digital Consumer Law
The course aims to provide a practical overview of e-contracts and digital consumer protection. Given the expansion of digital services and products, the course is relevant for all students who wish to seek a career as practicing lawyers or in‐house counsels in law firms or companies active on the EU internal market and abroad, but also for those who will undertake positions in public agencies, policy making departments of governmental institutions or NGOs across the EU.
It analyzes the most relevant areas of concern regarding protection of consumers in the digital space:
‐ electronic commerce and distance selling,
‐ e-contracts and smart contracts
- digital currency and financial protection,
‐ protection of private data of consumers
‐ the use of digital space in consumer related matters
‐ electronic ADR of consumer disputes in light of their impact on the effectiveness of consumer protection in cross border or internet based transactions.
As a result students will develop the ability to:
•understand general rules and principles of consumer digital protection law and to apply them in national and cross‐border scenarios
•identify and understand the different levels of consumer digital protection in the EU, and the effect of such discrepancies on national and transnational commerce
•analyze the policy rationales underlying the different regulatory choices and to argue on their strengths and weaknesses
At the end of the course, students will have acquired a number of competences which will enable them to:
•identify potential dangers for consumers in the digital space and possible remedies for aggrieved consumers in real life scenarios
•individually and/or jointly plan, work and handle complex cases, carry out jurisprudential analysis and prepare competent legal advice on practical issues or hypotethicals
•critically reflect on current and future developments in the field of digital protection in both a European and international context.
DKK 7500: EU/EEA citizens
DKK 9375: Non-EU/EEA citizens