Various legal concerns exist for businesses wishing to operate over the Internet. These include intellectual property questions arising from domain names and website content, unauthorised linking to third party sites and data protection. In addition there are particular rules for online investment, insurance and gaming businesses.
European legislation, including the E-Commerce Directive and the Distance Selling Regulations, has established a framework for the codification e-commerce rules to ensure greater clarity and consistency across member states. This includes obligations upon sellers to provide a minimum amount of contact information to customers, the liability of intermediaries such as ISPs, and the right of customers to return goods.
Pactum Law can assist in the establishment and development of e-businesses by helping to ensure compliance with the disparate rules and regulations pertaining to online contracting.