E-commerce does come with its own set of rights and obligations. In response to new sales channels and developments, the law has overreacted in recent years, resulting in regular changes to existing legislation. The law and e-commerce often get in each other’s way – whether it is the obligation to provide an imprint on social networks or paying VAT in the right country. Online shop operators must also be careful when designing the buy button, as the labelling must be absolutely clear. That is why we keep you informed about changes in the law and tell you about potential pitfalls.
Last week, the long-awaited and hotly debated Corona-Warn-App was launched in the app stores in Germany. Developers and innovators from all over Germany have worked on the app – on a voluntary basis so to speak. In this week’s reading tips, we will show you how the Corona-Warn-App works and what makes it so special.
While in Germany we’re discussing paper organ donor cards, tormenting ourselves in crowded waiting rooms for hours to obtain a printed prescription, or looking in vain for our vaccination certificate, our neighbours in Denmark have been solving their health issues conveniently and successfully for many years in an app.
Amazon knows us better than most of our friends. Accurate product suggestions and personalised advertising ensure that your opinion of them is full of enthusiasm instead of irritation, because such features are expected when it comes to online shopping. But what’s the price we’re paying for this convenience? Thanks to the GDPR, civil rights activist, … Continue reading "The Holy Grail of Personal Data – Putting GDPR to the Test"
»Made in Germany« doesn’t have the ring it used to a few years back. Manipulated cars, strange data protection laws, and a lack of innovation in federal departments and companies brought the German IT industry behind. But the perceived superiority of China and America is not inviolable. Together with Europe, we’ve got to rely on … Continue reading "»Made in Europe« – The label for the future"
With new privacy guidelines, it’s like the holiday season, which is certainly a bit for everyone to get caught up in: It keeps being brought up, that people want to escape the stress of shopping by buying presents earlier and earlier. And the result? Right: You’re running with shoes on through a mall that’s way … Continue reading "GDPR: It’s about time!"
“Let travellers embark on their journey” – The current exit intent pop-up trend is ignoring this motto. On the contrary, these little windows hold up everyone wanting to exit a site. What initially sounds annoying looks very different on paper. Users of the marketing tool are reporting raised conversion rates and higher sales. Thanks to … Continue reading "Exit Intent Pop-up as new conversion booster?"