Discrimination of Consumers in the Digital Single Market
Studies requested by the European Parliament's Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO), November 2013
108 Pages Posted: 7 Feb 2015
Date Written: November 20, 2013
The study collates information on discrimination against consumers on grounds of place of residence or nationality in the Digital Single Market (DSM). Collected evidence indicates such practices as refusals to sell or discriminatory conditions depriving consumers of access to goods and services on DSM or obliging consumers to pay higher prices. The study assesses discrimination from the perspective of different areas of European law including Article 20 (2) of the Services Directive, Private International Law, Competition Law and Intellectual Property Law.
Keywords: Consumers, Single Market, Services Directive, Private International Law, Competition Law, Intellectual Property Law
JEL Classification: K12, K21
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