On 1 June 2022, the Belgian law transposing the EU directives on certain aspects of contracts for the supply of digital content and digital services (2019/770) and for the sale of goods (2019/771) will enter into force, thereby ushering in a number of changes.
Consumer law will be modernised in order to take into account the development of the digital market and to harmonise the rules on the supply of digital content and digital services. In particular, the two-year legal guarantee of conformity will apply to the sale of goods that contain digital elements (e.g. smartphones, smartwatches, DVDs, CDs and USB sticks) as well as to the supply of digital content (e.g. video games, audio recordings, videos and mobile apps) and digital services (e.g. video-on-demand, streaming and cloud storage). However, the modernisation is not limited to digital goods, services and contents but concerns all types of goods.
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