E-commerce package – towards a European Single Market

The European Commission is taking action to boost e-Commerce by addressing three main issues: geo-blocking, parcel delivery and Consumer trust. Being able to buy and sell services and products online has generated many opportunities. Consumers benefit from more choice. And companies big or small can reach a wide customer base. But electronic commerce in the EU is not functioning as smoothly as it could.

Consumers and retailers are missing out on opportunities. The European Commission is proposing to ban all unjustified forms of geo-blocking, more transparency and regulatory oversight, so that consumers and retailers can benefit from affordable deliveries and convenient return options, as well as stronger cooperation between national authorities to tackle unfair practices across Europe.

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Law on Electronic Commerce and Amendments

The Law on E-Commerce is compliant with EU legislation.

This Law regulates the conditions and manner of services of the information society, regulation relating to contracts in electronic form, responsibility of service providers of the information society and commercial messages in electronic form. Its area of ​​application is e-commerce of goods and services, which is considered as remote trading. Read more

 

Law on Consumer Protection

The Law on Consumer Protection stipulates that the deadline for the vendor’s response to the consumer for a lodged complaint is eight days and the deadline for resolving complaints adopted by the vendor can not be longer than 15 days, or 30 days for technical goods and furniture, from the date of filing of the complaint . Read more

 

5 Keys for Building a Global Ecommerce Site

Building a global site often requires more than just translation. A global site caters to different countries or locales and involves localizing shipping providers, tax calculations, drop ship vendors, payment methods, and more.

In this post, I will review five key factors for building an ecommerce site that reaches a global customer base.

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A Digital Single Market for Europe: Commission sets out 16 initiatives to make it happen

The Internet and digital technologies are transforming our world – in every walk of life and in every line of business. Europe must embrace the digital revolution and open up digital opportunities for people and businesses. How? By using the power of the EU’s Single Market. Today, the European Commission unveiled its detailed plans to create a Digital Single Market, thereby delivering on one of its top priorities. Read more

 

Obligations of data controllers

The Data Protection Directive requires data controllers to observe a number of principles when they process personal data. These principles not only protect the rights of those about whom the data is collected (“data subjects”) but also reflect good business practices that contribute to reliable and efficient data processing.

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Who can collect and process personal data?

The people or bodies that collect and manage personal data are called “data controllers”. They must respect EU law when handling the data entrusted to them.

Individuals regularly disclose personal information such as their names, photographs, telephone numbers, birth date and address while engaged in a whole range of everyday activities. This personal data may be collected and processed for a wide variety of legitimate purposes such as business transactions, joining clubs, applying for a job, and so on. Read more