The Changing Face of Electronic Consumer Contracts In the 21st Century: Fit for Purpose?

in Lilian Edwards and Charlotte Wealde (eds), Law and the Internet (Hart Publishing 2009) 89-119

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Christine Riefa

Brunel University - Brunel Law School

Julia Hörnle

Queen Mary University of London, School of Law

Date Written: 2009

Abstract

This chapter assesses the changing face of B2C consumer contracts, the current regulatory landscape and the viability of the fragmented model of regulation adopted in the EU. It looks at the substantive rules applicable to consumer e-contracts, and see how those may need to be improved in order to adequately meet the objectives of consumer confidence, and the promotion of e-commerce, set by the European Commission.

Keywords: distance selling, contracts, e-contracts, consumer contracts, electronic commerce, postal rule

Suggested Citation

Riefa, Christine and Hörnle, Julia, The Changing Face of Electronic Consumer Contracts In the 21st Century: Fit for Purpose? (2009). in Lilian Edwards and Charlotte Wealde (eds), Law and the Internet (Hart Publishing 2009) 89-119 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3361199

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Julia Hörnle

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