GOVERNANCE & GOING GLOBAL
States Review Commerce Law
A law championed by software companies as key
to unleashing the full potential of electronic commerce is under attack from companies
and organizations that say it is unfair to consumers and potentially dangerous
Few web winners seen among European retailers
Few of Europe's big-name retailers will succeed
in the still largely money-losing world of Internet commerce, but already some
companies are closer to sniffing out profits than others, said a study released
U.S. web poll finds fear of hackers, government
Last week's hacker attacks on major websites
have stoked widespread concern among home computer users and almost half of U.S.
online consumers will think twice before sharing credit card data over Internet,
a poll released Tuesday found.
Latin American E-Commerce Sparks IT Services
Latin America offers a unique set of challenges
for professional services like e-commerce and web design, said executives from
the information technology consultancy ebrainstorm.
Euro E-Retailing Heats Up
Although e-commerce is becoming increasingly
profitable in Western Europe, U.S. companies are grabbing the lion's share of
e-retail sales, according to a study published today in London by the Boston Consulting
Foreign Shoppers Flock to Canadian Sites
More foreigners shopped on Canada-based online
sites during the lucrative Christmas season than local shoppers, according to
a survey of Canadian online retailers.
IBM Prods EU About E-Commerce
Leading U.S. companies called on the European
Commission yesterday to rapidly redesign the European Union's indirect tax system
to eliminate the disadvantage faced by European companies engaging in electronic
Net Tax May Get the Heave-Ho
It's a matter of changing one sentence in existing
legislation. But if Congress approves, the threat of Internet taxation could vanish
forever. Or at least for Washington's idea of forever.
Clinton's national plan a 'good start'
As President Clinton met with high-tech executives
and security experts in the White House Tuesday, attendees and industry insiders
weighed in on the guidelines the administration intends to follow to secure the
nation's electronic infrastructure.
Europeans uninterested in shopping online
Only a small number of Europeans who have access
to the Internet actually shop online, according to a survey by a U.S. research
State officials look at new rules for e-commerce
The Internet is supposed to defy geographical
boundaries, but no one seems to have told that to state governments.
$500mil Web Taxes Uncollected
Only 20 percent of the $13 billion in taxable
retail goods sold online last year was taxed, leaving $525 million in sales tax
money uncollected, a Forrester Research study shows.
Cheers for the FTC's E-Commerce Mediation Proposal
Earlier this week the U.S. Federal Trade Commission
announced that it is promoting mediation over lawsuits as a means to resolve online
disputes between e-tailers and consumers.
As Ecommerce Goes International Legal Issues Take The Spotlight
With the explosive growth of e-commerce and
the increasing cost and complexity of goods being sold through domestic e-commerce
transactions, it is not too soon to consider what legal issues must be reviewed
when complex, higher-priced retail goods, such as computer components and systems,
automobiles, and the like, are sold internationally through e-commerce.
Winery sues over Net sales
A Virginia vineyard is hoping to put a cork
on state laws that restrict Internet wine sales by challenging a New York law
that makes it illegal for out-of-state wineries to ship to consumers.
Deadline looms for Net tax proposals
For the congressional panel studying the Internet
tax issue, it's crunch time.
EU Aims to Boost Internet Retailing in Europe
European internal market commissioner Frits
Bolkestein said on Tuesday the EU needed an all-encompassing Internet strategy
to help it catch up the United States in areas such as e-commerce.
Electronic Signatures Take Hold in U.S.
The U.S. government and many states are now
passing Uniform Electronic Transaction Act
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