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Making the Digital Economy Work for Consumers

Consumer Protection
Date: Tuesday, 04 December 2018 08:30 - 10:00

Venue: European Parliament

Consumers’ lifestyles are increasingly connected and borders are less and less relevant when shopping online for goods and services. While a fully-fledged Digital Single Market (DSM) must aim at boosting innovation and job creation throughout the EU, it must also ensure that consumers can benefit from the gains in a safe and secure way.

Consumer protection needs to be brought into the digital age. Between the entry into force of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the recent European Commission’s proposal for a New Deal for Consumers, this year has been rich in developments. How much remains to be done?

With still half of the EU’s Digital Single Market strategy to be completed by May 2019, how much harmonization has been achieved, to what benefit? What are the bottlenecks and what will be left to the next legislature?
What are the main barriers left? What is the impact of the remaining regulatory walls on consumers? Are they creating winners and losers?
European legislation is only now catching up with e-commerce, is consumer law fit for emerging issues such as blockchain or artificial intelligence? How can these new technologies be part of the answer?
What are companies doing to protect consumers online and what could they do better?

 

  1. Registration
  2. 9:00 AM CET
    Welcome Remarks by POLITICO’s moderator
  3. 9:05 AM CET
    Opening Remarks by our partner EGBA
    • Jesper Karrbrink, CEO, MR GREEN LTD
  4. 9:10 AM CET
    Panel Debate
    • Věra Jourová, European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality
    • Christian Borggreen, Vice-President and Head of Office, Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA Europe)
    • Dita Charanzova MEP (ALDE, Czech Republic)
    • Ursula Pachl, Deputy Director General, BEUC
  5. 10:00 AM CET
    Closing Remarks by POLITICO’s moderator

    This POLITICO event will be immediately followed by EGBA's Responsbile Gaming Day

    For more info and registrations click here.

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Address
Rue Wiertz 60

 

All Dates


  • Tuesday, 04 December 2018 08:30 - 10:00

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