Why does e-commerce matter?

The digital sector is one of the United Kingdoms (UK) most important sectors. It has a substantial economic value and has the potential to increase growth and innovation. The UK’s government has continued to improve policy and prepare legislation, that acknowledges the benefits of an open and thriving digital sector. In the UK’s non-financial sector e-commerce […]

Social Media Defamation

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Having a presence on social media as a business can be valuable. It can increase your audience, boost your brand, and give the ability to communicate with potential customers instantly.  However, social media does also create risks such as defamation. Material posted on social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook can be malicious and […]

What must your online business do to protect its service?

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As a business that operates online what obligations do you have to guarantee to protect the security of any internet transactions. The Privacy and Electronic Communication Regulations 2003, The Network and Information Systems Regulations (NIS) 2018, and the Communications Act 2003 impose obligations on providers of public electronic networks, to have adequate and sufficient, technical […]

Data protection after Brexit

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From the 31 January 2020 the United Kingdom (UK) was no longer a European Union (EU) member. Since exit day the UK has entered the implementation period (transition period), during which the UK must continue to comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and is generally treated as an EU state for law […]

What legislation controls e-commerce?

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There is a lot of legislation that governs a business operating on the internet. Some of which is based on European Union (EU) legislation. The following is a list of some important legislation that controls e-commerce: The Electronic Commerce (EC Directive) Regulations 2002 – Among other things it states the information that must be given […]