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Legal committee seeks to amend e-commerce Directive

The European Parliament's Committee on Legal Affairs and Citizens' Rights wants to amend the European Commission Proposal for a Directive on certain legal aspects of electronic commerce in the internal market. This seeks to remove the legal obstacles that remain to on-line ser...
The European Parliament's Committee on Legal Affairs and Citizens' Rights wants to amend the European Commission Proposal for a Directive on certain legal aspects of electronic commerce in the internal market. This seeks to remove the legal obstacles that remain to on-line services so that citizens and industry can benefit fully from the development of e-commerce.

The Committee says it is urgent to adopt a balanced, harmonized solution at the European level, because the application of existing and emerging legislation to Internet intermediaries is not clear and they are being subject to contradictory judgements at Member State level.

It is anticipated that the Council of Ministers will reach a common position on the proposed Directive on 22 April 1999.
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