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Innovation and the Transformation of Consumer Law National and International Perspectives

Innovation and the Transformation of Consumer Law

Dan Wei James P. Nehf Claudia Lima Marques •



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Innovation and the Transformation of Consumer Law National and International Perspectives

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Editors Dan Wei University of Macau Macao, Macao

James P. Nehf Indiana University Indianapolis, IN, USA

Claudia Lima Marques Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul Porto Alegre, Brazil

Funded: University of Macau ISBN 978-981-15-8947-8 ISBN 978-981-15-8948-5 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-8948-5

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Preface

The 17th conference of the International Association of Consumer law was held at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in June 2019. The conference was organized around the theme of Innovation and the Transformation of Consumer Law, the title of this book. The goal of the conference was to provide a forum where leading international scholars, practitioners, representatives of consumer organizations, public authorities, and business could gather together to present and discuss issues relevant to consumer protection in many sectors and from various perspectives. Nearly 100 scholars from 27 countries attended. Presenters focused on technologies that create new challenges for consumer policy (e.g., the “internet of things”), crea