E-COMMERCE AND CONSUMER LAW

The extensive regulation on Consumer Law and e-Commerce imposes several obligations on the entrepreneur, who will have to make an effort on compliance; and confers several rights on consumers, who may be harmed by unlawful and dishonest practices.

 

Vega & Moreno is an e-commerce law firm in Malaga oriented to business, but also serves individuals in cases related to electronic commerce.

 

An e-commerce lawyer in Malaga must not only know the regulations on information society services and e-commerce, but also those aspects of consumer law that are indispensable for their clients, as well as the protection of trademarks and the regulation of unfair competition, all of which are closely related in practice.

A startup or any other client in the city that operates in the field of e-commerce will often need an ecommerce lawyer in Malaga to draft the legal notice, privacy and cookie policy and terms and conditions so that the requirements of e-commerce regulation, data protection and consumer protection are met.

 

A law firm that serves startups in Malaga, as well as other clients with a technological profile and from the e-commerce sector, must also know the regulation of software in particular and intellectual property in general, in order to provide advice on legal ways to protect an application and all its elements. In the area of video games, for example, questions may arise about the application of software protection and the protection of the video game as an audio-visual work. It is precisely regarding video games that particular caution should be exercised and that the various regulations applicable should be taken into consideration.

The fundamental law in this area is Law 34/2002, on services of the information society and electronic commerce. However, it is also essential to take into account the Royal Legislative Decree 1/2007, which approved the revised text of the General Law for the Defence of Consumers and Users and other complementary laws; Regulation (EU) 2016/679, on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and the free movement of such data (General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR); or Organic Law 3/2018, on the Protection of Personal Data and the Guarantee of Digital Rights (the LOPD).

 

In practice, and especially in Malaga, it is common to see how the regulations are not respected when it comes to informing about cookies or sending advertising by e-mail, leaving companies exposed to liability for not having conulsted an e-commerce law firm.

 

Vega & Moreno is a law firm working in the new technologies field in Malaga. The firm has worked with various marketplaces and startups in the city, this being a particularly fascinating area of law.

SERVICES

Electronic contracting

Regulatory compliance regarding e-Commerce.

Regulatory compliance regarding Consumer Law.

Defence before the judges and courts of the whole national territory.