The field of e-commerce in the European Union Zone, is regulated by the Electronic Commerce Directive 2000/31/EC adopted in 2000. The EU Directive sets up an Internal Market framework for electronic commerce, which provides legal certainty for business and consumers alike. It establishes harmonised rules on issues such as the transparency and information requirements for online service providers, commercial communications, electronic contracts and limitations of liability of intermediary service providers.
The Electronic Commerce Directive has been implemented into Cyprus domestic law in 2004 by the Electronic Commerce and Associated Matters of 2004, Law 156(I)/2004. The main purpose of this legislation is to ensure the free movement of information society services between Member States and ensure legal certainty in order to improve consumer confidence in electronic commerce where there is no face to face contact with the seller.The E- Commerce Law covers issues in regards to the liability of intermediaries, electronic contracts (creation, conclusion), online dispute resolution, codes of contacts and the establishment of service providers.
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