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News update: e-Commerce Compliance Strategy

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The Commission published its e-Commerce compliance consultation on 11 July 2023 and received one submission from Technology Ireland on the 16th August 2023. Following review of  the submission received, the Commission has now finalised its e-Commerce Compliance Strategy. A copy of the Strategy, published on the 6th October last, can be found here.

The strategy set out the Commission’s approach to ensuring that:

(a) no requirements that are inconsistent with the limitations placed on the liability of intermediary service providers by regulations 16 to 18 of the European Communities (Directive 2000/31/EC) Regulations 2003 ( S. I. No. 68 of 2003 ), and

(b) no general obligation on providers, when providing the services covered by regulations 16 to 18 of those Regulations, to monitor the information which they transmit or store, and no general obligation actively to seek facts or circumstances indicating illegal activity, contrary to Article 15 of the E-Commerce Directive,

are imposed, by virtue of online safety codes or online safety guidance materials or advisory notices.