e-commerce in UK

Subject: e-commerce in UK
From: Barbara Schleihagen (Eblida@nblc.nl)
Date: pe 21 touko  1999 - 18:11:40 EEST

The UK needs a lighter hand of legislation for E-commerce, says MPs

The UK government's plans to make the UK the best environment in the
world for e-commerce have been heavily criticised by MPs.

The Trade and Industry Select Committee said in a report that the
government's justification for an electronic commerce Bill was open
to question. The Government should think twice about the content of its
forthcoming Bill and only include in the Bill the measures which will
promote e-commerce, it said.

The Committee also said the Government must come up with a
cryptography policy for the UK as a whole, "rather than one which is
geared towards satisfying law enforcement concerns at the expense of
Britain's economic competitiveness."

A stripped-down e-commerce Bill is now expected to be published next

The Trade and Industry Select Committee's report can be found at:

Kind regards,
Barbara Schleihagen

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