|Author (Corporate)||Council of the European Union, European Parliament|
|Series Title||Official Journal of the European Communities|
|Series Details||L 178, Pages 1-16|
Directive 2000/31/EC - adopted by the European Union on 8 June 2000 - establishing standard rules in the European Union on various issues related to electronic commerce (also known as Directive on electronic commerce).
The Directive establishes the principle that operators of these services are subject to regulation (related to the taking up and pursuit of the services) only in the Member State where they have their registered headquarters - not in the country where the servers, email addresses or postboxes they use are located. National governments must ensure that operators publish basic information on their activities in a permanent and easily accessible form.
Online services covered by the Directive include:
|Subject Categories||Business and Industry|
|Subject Tags||Digital Economy|
|Keywords||Electronic Commerce | E-commerce
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|