New year - new legal situation for online retailers as of 2019

Stefano Viani


09 Jan 2019 Law Digital Agency

The new year brings important changes in the law for many online retailers.

In its e-magazine "Onlinehändler News", Händlerbund Mangement AG (Händlerbund) provides a clear summary of the fundamental changes.

Read about the new Value Added Tax Act for operators of electronic marketplaces, which comes into force on January 1, 2019, and the new Packaging Act, which applies to all online retailers whose deliveries begin or end in Germany. And you will find answers to the questions of what has become of the ePrivacy Regulation or how warningable DSGVO violations are.

We are happy to point out the main changes to you, because there is still uncertainty and ignorance about the new regulations in some cases, which often mean an increased risk of warning letters. Although some of them were already launched in 2018, they will only have an impact on online retailers this year!

About the Author

As Executive Director of Blackbit digital Commerce GmbH, Stefano Viani manages all areas of the agency in the offices in Göttingen, Hamburg, Berlin and Kiev. His passion is the development of marketing strategies and their implementation in concrete measures.

In his free time, Stefano is passionate about riding his motorbike or working out in the gym.