Annual Conference of the Japanese Consumer Affairs Agency
On July 5, 2021 Professor Busch gave a lecture on consumer protection in the platform economy at the Annual Conference of the Japanese Consumer Affairs Agency (CAA). The conference was held to mark the the first anniversary of the establishment of the Strategic Headquarters for Frontiers of Consumer Policy in Tokushima, which was established as a model project of the CAA. A recording of the meeting is available on Youtube. Professor Busch's lecture (in English with Japanese subtitles) starts at 1:30 h mark of the recoding.
49th Annual Research Conference on Communications, Information, and Internet Policy in Washington, D.C.
Professor Busch has been invited to present his paper "Rethinking Product Liability Rules for Online Marketplaces: A Comparative Perspective" at the 49th Annual Research Conference on Communications, Information, and Internet Policy (TPRC49), which will be held virtually in Washington, D.C. on September 22-24, 2021. TPRC49, which is one of the foremost conferences in its field, brings together experts from academia, industry, and government. This year's programme features speakers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Yale Law School, Columbia University, the European University Institute and other researchers from the U.S. and around the world. The draft paper by Professor Busch is available on SSRN.
ELSI Osnabrück Research Paper Series
Working papers, pre-prints and published research from the members of the Institute are now available in the new ELSI Osnabrück Research Paper Series. The first papers in the new series cover a broad range of topics ranging from Constitutional Law and climate change via platform regulation and product liability to personalized law.
Conference on the Digital Services Act at the German Federal Ministry of Justice
On June 14, 2021, Professor Busch will give the keynote speech at the conference "Digital Services Act - Making the Internet Fair Again," hosted by the German Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection. Speakers at the conference include members of the European Parliament and representatives of the European Commission who will address current issues in platform regulation. The focus will be on the liability of online marketplaces and the regulation of personalized online advertising. Registration for the conference is possible until 9 May 2021.
Workshop at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law
On 11 May 2021 Professor Busch participated in the Workshop "Applying Product Liability Rules to Online Platforms" at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) and presented a comparative paper on product liability of online marketplaces. The workshop which was organized by Professor Duncan Fairgrieve (BIICL).
Consumer Law Scholars Conference 2021
On 5 March 2021, Professor Busch presented his paper "Rethinking Product Liability for Online Marketplaces: A Comparative Perspective" at the Consumer Law Scholars Conference 2021. The conference, hosted by the Berkeley Center for Consumer Law & Economic Justice and and Boston University, featured scholars from the Americas, Europe, and Australia who discussed current issues in consumer law. The working paper presented by Professor Busch is available on SSRN.