|Author (Person)||Iacob, Nadine, Simonelli, Felice|
|Author (Corporate)||European Parliament: DG Internal Policies|
|Publisher||European Parliament: European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS), European Union|
|Series Title||EPRS Studies|
|Series Details||PE 648.801|
|Publication Date||May 2020|
|Content Type||Research Paper|
This paper provides a framework for maximising current and potential benefits of e-commerce for the single market while minimising economic and societal costs. It takes stock of the role of the e-Commerce Directive and analyses new challenges arising in the age of platforms. Forward-looking solutions are presented to enhance cross-border e-commerce in the EU, facilitate access to digital copyrighted content and improve the sustainability of online platforms. Finally, the paper reflects on the planned digital services act, outlining policy recommendations.
This document was provided by the Policy Department for Economic, Scientific and Quality of Life Policies at the request of the committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO).
|Subject Categories||Internal Markets|
|Subject Tags||Digital Economy|
|Keywords||Electronic Commerce | E-commerce
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|