[2-Credit CLE Seminar] Consumer Protection in European Internet Law

Temple Law Japan is honored to present Dr. Henrike Weiden as a special guest speaker for a 2-credit CLE seminar on the topic Consumer Protection in European Internet Law.

Thursday, November 19, 2015
18:30 doors open
19:00 seminar starts
21:15 seminar ends
Temple University, Japan Campus, Mita Hall (Access)
¥5,000 for attendees requiring CLE credit.
(Free to attendees not requiring credit)
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  • The seminar is held in English.
  • Persons who are interested in the topic but who do not require CLE credits are most welcome to attend.

Consumer Rights Directive – Year 1

June 2014 marked a milestone in European consumer protection law. It was then that the Directive on Consumer Rights came into effect in member states' national legislation. The directive further harmonized the legal framework for distance and off-premises contracts in the internal market. As the first year of practical experience with the new law has elapsed, the seminar will take a closer look at what has turned out to be the most relevant internet-related changes - such as comprehensive consumer information on digital products, ban of pre-ticked boxes on websites for charging extras, and details of the revised right of withdrawal—from a German point of view.

General Data Protection Regulation – Year 0

Data privacy is another key to consumer protection in the internet. The seminar will, therefore, summarize what to expect from the fundamental changes in the proposed European General Data Protection Regulation. We will focus on consumers' consent as well as on different aspects of data economy.

We will also briefly examine the applicability of existing and future rules to non-EU providers.

About the Speaker

Dr. Henrike Weiden

Dr. Henrike Weiden, LL.M. is a German Attorney, based in Tokyo. Here, she cooperates with Ochanomizu Law and Patent Office and with Arqis Foreign Law Office.

She graduated from the University of Leipzig, Germany, in 1995 and from Kyushu Daigaku, Japan, in 1999. She worked for the former Andersen Luther international law firm and for the Federation of German Industries, where she acted as lobbyist for intellectual property law and also as a data protection officer. As senior regulatory counsel at Telefónica Germany, she was responsible for the implementation of the Consumer Rights Directive in the corporation.

Since 2002, Henrike Weiden has been lecturing in the fields of intellectual property law, protection of personal data, and internet law as adjunct professor at Munich University of Applied Sciences and Harz University of Applied Sciences in Germany. She continuously publishes in the leading German intellectual property law review (GRUR) and in a data protection handbook for practitioners.

About CLE Credit

Attorneys who need credit should bring their state attorney ID number so that they can complete the necessary paperwork. Various states, including California and New York, recognize Pennsylvania CLE credits. However, attorneys are responsible for checking with the CLE board in their jurisdiction before attending the CLE seminar whether Pennsylvania CLE credits will count towards their CLE requirements and what their jurisdiction requires them to do to claim out-of-state CLE credits. Please inform us before the seminar if your CLE board requires anything other than a copy of the Pennsylvania CLE credit form and a certificate of attendance.

Note: Persons who are interested in the topic but who do not require CLE credits are most welcome to attend.