Webinar | Liability for Defective Products in Light of Connected Devices


21 avril 2022

12h - 13h30 CET, en ligne (Teams)

gratuit, mais inscription requise pour recevoir la connexion Teams

In this next DRAILS 's event, Gaëlle Fruy,  Assistant at the Private Law Center (CePri) of University Saint-Louis – Brussels,  will present her paper "Liability for Defective Products in Light of Connected Devices" .
Connected devices are now ubiquitous and their use is widespread among consumers. The risks of damage caused by these emerging digital technologies are real and therefore raise the question of the applicability of the Directive 85/374/EEC (“the Product Liability Directive”). Certain inherent characteristics of these technologies bring out the limits of key notions in the current defective product liability regime (such as the definitions of “product”, “default”, “producer”) and question whether the concept of “putting into circulation” remains relevant.A reform at the European level is under way and should be completed in the third quarter of this year.
The presentation aims at outlining the risks related to the use of connected devices for consumers and explaining the limits of the current legal framework while commenting on the amendments considered by the European Commission.
Registration via the online form  is required in order to receive the Teams invitation to participate in the webinar.