e-Commerce Archives

  • EU debates out-of-court scheme for consumer disputes

    News | Brexit 21-03-2011

    Policymakers from across Europe last week expressed broad support for the introduction of an EU-wide alternative dispute resolution system to prevent consumers from having to go to court to settle disputes with companies.

  • E-commerce growth ‘sluggish’, Commission finds

    News | Brexit 14-03-2011

    Growth in cross-border e-commerce across the European Union continues but only "at a sluggish pace", reveals the latest European Commission consumer survey, indicating that much remains to be done if the bloc is to meet targets for 2020.

  • MEPs back EU ‘trust mark’ for websites

    News | Brexit 22-09-2010

    The European Parliament has backed the idea of a new 'trust mark' to give consumers peace of mind when shopping online, urging Brussels to come up with proposals on the issue.

  • EU cracks down on online sales of concert, sports tickets

    News | Health 17-09-2010

    Six out of ten websites selling online tickets to cultural and sporting events have been flagged for further inspection after an EU-wide investigation was launched to seek clarification on their respect of consumer rights.

  • EU’s Reding to push for criminal and civil law reform

    News | Brexit 18-03-2010

    Cross-border crimes, such as money laundering or counterfeiting, should be defined in the same way across all EU countries, according to the bloc's new Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding, who will outline her long-term ambitions at a conference in Brussels today (18 March).

  • YouTube, EU e-commerce rules under threat

    News | Brexit 27-01-2010

    The European Commission is concerned about a draft Italian law requiring video-sharing platforms such as YouTube to check that user-generated content is lawful before it is posted. Many fear that the move - a clear breach of the E-Commerce Directive - could set a dangerous precedent for other EU countries to follow.