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Commission implementing regulation 2015/1051 on the modalities for the exercise of the functions of the online dispute resolution platform

In the Official Journal of the European Union, series L 171, 2 July 2015 was published Commission implementing regulation (EU) 2015/1051 of 1 July 2015 on the modalities for the exercise of the functions of the online dispute resolution platform, on the modalities of the electronic complaint form and on the modalities of the cooperation between contact points provided for in Regulation (EU) No 524/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council on online dispute resolution for consumer disputes.

Object of the Regulation: Regulation (EU) No 524/2013 provides for the establishment of an online dispute resolution platform at Union level (ODR platform). The ODR platform should take the form of an interactive and multilingual website offering a single point of entry to consumers and traders seeking to solve out-of-court disputes concerning contractual obligations arising from online sales and services agreements. In order to ensure the proper functioning of the ODR platform, it is necessary to establish how the respondent party should be informed that a complaint has been submitted to the ODR platform, as well as what information should be used from the electronic complaint form to facilitate the identification of the competent alternative dispute resolution entities (ADR entities). Also, it is necessary to establish the date of conclusion of certain disputes where a complaint cannot be processed further, in order to ensure that personal data related to those disputes can be deleted at the latest six months after that date of conclusion.

The Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

:: The Source: JURIDICE.ro

Adina Elena OPREA
Junior Lawyer

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