Atoms Versus Bits: Consumer Protection in the (Cyber) Trade Regime

7 Pages Posted: 20 May 2014

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Sonia E. Rolland

Northeastern University - School of Law

Date Written: April 11, 2014

Abstract

Building on Nicholas Negroponte’s now famous dichotomy, one can say that trade law was designed for the world of atoms but now undeniably has to deal with the digital world. One aspect of the relationship between trade law and electronic commerce is consumer protection. These remarks examine how consumer interests are affected by cross-border e-commerce, the ways in which trade law protects or hinders these interests, and the venues outside of trade law that may be better hosts for consumer protection laws.

Suggested Citation

Rolland, Sonia Elise, Atoms Versus Bits: Consumer Protection in the (Cyber) Trade Regime (April 11, 2014). Northeastern University School of Law Research Paper No. 186-2014. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2439253

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