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Changes on the horizon for the e-commerce sector?

On 15 September 2016, the European Commission published its Preliminary Report on the e-commerce sector inquiry. The report provides an overview of the prevailing market trends of e-commerce in goods and digital content, and the likely impact this will have on competition and consumer choice. While that is the focus of the report, the outcome … Continue Reading

European Commission Publishes E-commerce Geo-Blocking Inquiry Findings

The European Commission (the executive of the EU) recently published the initial findings of its e-commerce inquiry, an investigative process conducted to determine whether and to what extent competition is being restricted or distorted in the sector. The inquiry focused on geo-blocking, a commercial practice whereby online providers block user access to the purchasing of … Continue Reading

Update on the European digital single market

In May 2015 the European Commission (EC) announced its strategy for a European ‘digital single market’ (DSM) that mirrors the possibilities of the physical single market. It can be difficult to keep up with the Commission’s ever-evolving plans, so Reed Smith released a Client Alert to review some of the more controversial aspects, including the … Continue Reading
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