Joonas Huuhtanen is a researcher at the University of Eastern Finland (UEF). His research is focused on the new proposed European Union (EU) directive regarding sales and distribution of digital content and services, by is analysing the effects of the directive in relation to the existing consumer legislation and legal system.
As Finnish legislation is known for effective consumer protection and working practices, the proposed directive concerning contracts for the supply of digital content is of high interest. Regarding distance sales in general, he has published an article on the consumers right to withdraw from a distance sales contract. He has also done research related to EU fitness checks on consumer and marketing law, and class action legislation.
At the University of Eastern Finland, Joonas lectures on the course “Basics of Civil Law” and the bachelor’s thesis and seminar for civil law.