Does the Amazon Dash Button Violate EU Consumer Law? Balancing Consumer Protection and Technological Innovation in the Internet of Things
7 Journal of European Consumer and Market Law 78-80 (2018)
4 Pages Posted: 14 May 2018
Date Written: April 13, 2018
This is a brief case note on the Munich County Court's Judgment of 1 March 2018 (Case 12 O 730) which held that the Amazon Dash Button device violates EU consumer law on several counts. The case note analyzes the Court's line of argument and argues that EU consumer law in its existing form is not sufficiently technically neutral and not ready for display-less devices such as the Amazon Dash Button and voice-activated digital assistants like Amazon Alexa or Google Home.
Keywords: Consumer Law, Electronic Commerce, Internet of Things, Digital Assistants, Amazon Dash Button
JEL Classification: K12, K24
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