YEAR 2019 N.º 3

ISSN 2182-9845

Sale of Goods and Supply of Digital Content and Digital Services – The Impact of Directives 2019/771 and 2019/770 on Portuguese Law

Jorge Morais Carvalho


Consumer; Sales contract; Digital content; Digital services; Conformity; Directive 2019/770; Directive 2019/771.


Directive 2019/770 on certain aspects concerning contracts for the supply of digital content and digital services and Directive 2019/771 on certain aspects concerning contracts for the sale of goods, published in the Official Journal of the European Union in May 2019, represent a very important milestone in European consumer contract law. Throughout this text, an analysis is carried out of some of the main challenges linked to these two legal instruments are analysed, highlighting possible ways of implementing them into national law and pointing out aspects where Portuguese law will have to be modified, in some cases by reducing the level of consumer protection.