EU's dangerous threat to e-commerce
Mike Pullen says an EU proposal could force e-commerce businesses to comply with every member state's consumer protection laws
On 14 July the European Commission (EC) proposed a regulation bringing the amended Brussels Convention covering legal jurisdiction into EU law – the so called ‘Brussels Regulation’. The original convention, signed in 1968, contained rules that state that if a business directly solicits a foreign consumer, the courts of that consumer’s country of residence would take jurisdiction in a contractual dispute.
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