Nº 1 – BUJOSA VADELL, Lorenzo Mateo (Editor): Electronic mediation: a comparative perspective.  Granada, 224 págs. 2017. Rca. – COMARES – ISBN: 9788490454046

PVP EUR 18,00 (4% IVA incluido)

Private disputes are increasingly being resolved through the assistance of the so-called alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods. These out-of-courts methods of conflict resolution are governed by different national regulations across the European Union. At the same time they are organically adopting the benefits provided by information and communications technology (ICT) tools underpinned by domestic regulations that seek to ensure fair an efficient systems. Accordingly, two new elements are converging, i.e. ADR and ICT, offering new options for disputants. As technological advances come to the administration of justice, procedures for dispute resolution are also required to incorporate ICT features, thus offering more attractive options for settling private disputes through streamlined processes -these new processes are often referred as Online Dispute Resolution (ODR). Amongst the processes that result in combining the efficiency of conventional systems of ADR techniques with the advantages offered by the ICT systems we can identify “electronic mediation”. Today electronic mediation has not a uniform legal regulation in the European Union, neither within the European level nor within its Member States.Academic research in this rapidly evolving field is also scarce. Hence it was essential to provide updated research in order to fill this gap in the knowledge. At the same time, this research has a maximum interest as currently the European Union is considering the development of new legislation in the field of ADR and ODR, and notably with the aim of promoting electronic mediation among European citizens. The EMEDEU project aimed to make available a legal framework suitable for effective cross-border electronic mediations in civil and commercial matters that offer maximum guarantees and uniformity throughout the territory of the European Union. It was therefore essential to know the views of litigants and lawyers about the possibility of developing new rules for an out-of-court electronic mediation procedure. The interest of the EMEDEU project was justified in the evolution of mediation and its consolidation as one of the most important ADR methods at European level, requiring the dissemination and interaction with all the relevant actors in society, including lawyers and those persons who work closely with the administration of justice: judicial authorities, legal professionals, but also businesses and citizens in general. In addition, we wished to design a legal framework for mediation procedures for its implementation through ICT mechanisms, to be considered by the pre-legislative bodies in the EU to improve European legislation about ODR in civil and commercial matters and in full association with the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation “Horizon 2020″. Mediation saves costs and time. It is thus especially attractive for governments and for the administration of justice because they could reduce the financial burdens of litigation. It is also advantageous for the legal profession as it offers a new way to resolve cross-border disputes in a more cost-effective manner. For academics it is a new challenge in their research to examine the new paradigms of electronic mediation procedures in order to design dispute system design strategies that maximise the advantages and minimise its disadvantages. Citizens frequently like mediation more than litigation as they are empowered and allow them to resolve disputes faster and inexpensively. A more amicable resolution of claims in civil and commercial matters through an electronic out-of-courts procedure is particularly beneficial for companies and SMEs as these procedures permit them to restore professional relationships and continue with their businesses after the dispute. Therefore, the EMEDEU project fits perfectly with two strategic lines of the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation “Horizon 2020″, namely those strategies dedicated to the “SMEs” and the optimization of its resources, and the introduction of new communication and information technologies. This book tries to develop a legal model about the future ODR legislation in the EU by promoting the use of efficient and accessible resources for dispute resolution. It does so by proposing pre-legislative proposals that aim at optimizing the electronic mediation procedures at European level, thus reporting immense benefits to the effective access to justice as envisaged in the ADR Directive.


Nº 2 – BUJOSA VADELL, Lorenzo Mateo (Editor): Electronic mediation and e-mediator: proposal for the European Union.                                                                                               

Granada, 232 págs. 2017. Rca. – COMARES – ISBN: 9788490454053

PVP EUR 19,00 (4% IVA incluido)

The central idea behind the EMEDEU project is the development of a pre-legislative proposal for the promotion of effective electronic mediation in cross-border civil and commercial matters at European level, laying down the groundwork for the future application of the European rules about ODR. This project also has a second objective: the design of the “European Code of Conduct for electronic mediators”.

Accordingly, the EMEDEU project aimed to make available a legal framework suited for an effective cross-border electronic mediation in civil and commercial matters with maximum procedural guarantees and uniformity throughout the territory of the European Union. It was therefore essential to incorporate the views of litigants and lawyers about the possibility of creating a wide out-of-court electronic mediation procedure.
In addition, the EMEDEU project examines the consequences that ODR techniques would have on mediators, which it is referred as E-mediator or mediator 2.0. We have researched about their legal statute: rights, responsibilities, skills, qualities, training, etc. Our proposal develops a proposal of “European Code of Conduct for electronic mediators”, which could serve as a reference for governments and their national administrations of justice, as well as mediators themselves.


Nº 3 – LOPEZ CALVO, José: Comentarios al reglamento europeo de protección de datos.

Madrid, 330 págs. 2017. Rca. – SEPIN – ISBN: 9788417009045

PVP EUR 36,40 (4% IVA incluido)

Tras más de cuatro años de interminables reuniones, debates, planteamientos divergentes, informaciones e incertidumbres, el 14 de abril de 2016 se aprobó el nuevo Reglamento Europeo de Protección de Datos.

En esta obra se analiza en profundidad su articulado, las novedades y adaptaciones necesarias, sus ejes esenciales y los aspectos y consecuencias técnico-normativas relevantes para su entendimiento e implementación, razón por la que se convierte en un instrumento básico para conocer y acometer la adaptación a una norma que será de plena aplicación el 25 de mayo de 2018.


Nº 3 – ORTEGA GIMENEZ, Alfonso: Transferencias de datos internacionales de carácter personal ilícitas.

Pamplona, 203 págs. 2017. Rca. – ARANZADI – ISBN: 9788491355663

PVP EUR 30,00 (4% IVA incluido)

Análisis desde la perspectiva del derecho internacional privado de los problemas de desprotección del titular del derecho a la protección de sus datos de carácter personal, derivados de una infracción extracontractual que trae su causa de la transferencia internacional de información.

Esta obra pretende demostrar que, en la situación actual, el titular del derecho a la protección de datos de carácter personal ante una transferencia internacional ilícita de sus datos se encuentra en una situación de (des)protección.

Adaptado a la Ley Orgánica 7/2015, de 21 de julio, por la que se modifica la Ley Orgánica 6/1985, de 1 de julio, del Poder Judicial y al Reglamento del Parlamento Europeo y del Consejo relativo a la protección de las personas físicas en lo que respecta al tratamiento de datos personales y a la libre circulación de estos datos (Reglamento general de protección de datos).

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