The EU has agreed on a framework for eCommerce in Europe, including a number of measures to protect consumers or enhance opportunity for providers.

Amongst the highlights are:

The directive will only apply to providers established within Europe.

The EU has also announced an initiative to extend the benefits of an Information Society to all Europeans. Le document est egalement disponible en francais, and there is also a wider store of info available from the EU's Information Society Directorate-General.