Sale and Use of Smart Home Devices in B2C Transactions. An Intersection Between Data Protection and Consumer (Contract) Protection
Are you already subscribed? Login to check
whether this content is already included on your personal or institutional subscription.
Smart home devices are increasingly bought by consumers. After an overview on which rules
include in their scope the use of these goods, the main focus is on data protection and consumer
protection. The utmost account is taken of the GDPR and the EU directives concerning
business-to-consumer digital contracts. Moreover, the article points out that national contract
law, in particular national sales law, does not fit the purchase of smart home devices as the
concept of ownership is blurred by that one of access.