By submitting your email address, you agree to receive emails regarding relevant topic offers from TechTarget and its partners. You can withdraw your consent at any time. Contact TechTarget at 275 Grove Street, Newton, MA.
The directive, which was agreed in June 2000, requires online service providers to give consumers certain information; details which national law will apply to online services; and spells out the information a consumer must be given about how to conclude an e-contract.
E-commerce minister Douglas Alexander said, "This consultation will help to make sure that we get the legislation framed so we make the UK the best place to do e-commerce."
The directive has come in for some fierce criticism from industry bodies, which say it will harm small firms.
Businesses and other interested parties have until 2 May to evaluate the draft regulations and respond.