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Consumer Protection, Automated Shopping Platforms and EU Law

by Christiana N. Markou

Part of the Markets and the Law Series

Consumer Protection, Automated Shopping Platforms and EU Law Synopsis

This book looks at two technological advancements in the area of e-commerce, which dramatically seem to change the way consumers shop online. In particular, they automate certain crucial tasks inherent in the 'shopping' activity, thereby relieving consumers of having to perform them. These are shopping agents (or comparison tools) and automated marketplaces. It scrutinizes their underlying processes and the way they serve the consumer, thereby highlighting risks and issues associated with their use. The ultimate aim is to ascertain whether the current EU regulatory framework relating to consumer protection, e-commerce, data protection and security adequately addresses the relevant risks and issues, thus affording a 'safe' shopping environment to the e-consumer.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781472424273
Publication date: 26th September 2019
Author: Christiana N. Markou
Publisher: Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 268 pages
Categories: Consumer protection law,

About Christiana N. Markou

Christiana N. Markou is an Assistant Professor of the School of Law, European University Cyprus and a practicing lawyer, founding partner of N.Markou & Co LLC, a Cyprus-based law firm.

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