Dans le cadre du projet « NUDGE – Extralegal Normativities and Public Policies » (École de Droit de Sciences Po, C3E et ESPOL), nous avons le plaisir de vous inviter à la séance de notre séminaire qui accueillera Anne Brunon-Ernst, Professeur d’Anglais juridique à l’Université Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas sur le thème suivant : « The Fallacy of Informed Consent: Linguistic Markers of Assent and Counter-Nudging in Some E-User Agreements »


Orthodox contract law theory assumes that parties agree to the terms of a contract before entering into an agreement. However recent factual evidence points towards the fact that consumers do not systematically read, thus become informed of, the terms of a contract. Academics are asking for mandatory frameworks to ensure that informed consent is indeed sought and given by parties to a contract. The present study looks into the user agreements of four online companies that provide a marketplace for the sale of goods or free provision of services by other sellers and/or users (Ebay, Tripadvisor, YouTube and Amazon). The aim is firstly to identify the lexical/ textual markers and peri-textual features of agreement in order to highlight the fallacy of informed consent. Secondly the present paper suggests textual and peri-textual nudging in online user agreement contracts to make informed consent effective.

Date: Vendredi 27 Novembre 2015 – 15:00 – 17:00

Lieu: Université Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas, 92, Rue d’Assas 75006 Paris – Salle 411