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IAB Europe response to the European Commission’s public consultation on contract rules for online purchases of digital content and tangible goods

On 12th June 2015, the European Commission launched a public consultation as part of its initiative to remove contract law obstacles related to online purchases of digital content and tangible goods.

The consultation is part of the Commission’s initiative, announced in its Digital Single Market Strategy for Europe, to issue an amended legislative proposal for cross-border contract rules for the sale of digital content and tangible goods before the end of 2015. 

The proposal will(i) cover harmonized rules for digital goods while (ii) allowing traders to rely on their national laws based on a focused set of key mandatory EU contractual rights for domestic and cross-border online sales of tangible goods. The Commission will also submit a proposal for a review of the Regulation on Consumer Protection Cooperation in order to develop more efficient cooperation mechanisms.

Download IAB Europe’s response to the consultation.

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