Rules & Legislation

Is your business ready for the European Accessibility Act?
The European Accessibility Act is a European Commission directive adopted as law by member countries in 2019. Its purpose is to improve access to products and services for EU residents...
May 2, 2024
Amazon CEO on CNBC lashes out at regulators for ‘blocking mergers’ and other anti-trust policies
Amazon CEO Andy Jassy on Thursday made a statement against the regulators who. in his opinion, ‘are increasingly blocking mergers, including the company’s planned acquisition of robotic vacuum maker iRobot’,...
April 11, 2024
Apple fined 1.8 billion euros in the EU!
The European Union has fined Apple over 1.8 billion euros for abusing its dominant position in the market for distributing streaming music apps to iPhone and iPad users through its...
March 5, 2024
Google faces the wrath of European media companies
More than 30 European media companies have filed a €2.1 billion damages claim against Google over its ad tech practices. This is Google latest European lawsuit, but it is not...
March 2, 2024
The EU Parliament agreed on a supply chain law
The European Parliament agreed on a supply chain law, as reported by Spiegel, the German media. As a result, large companies may be sanctioned if, for example, they "benefit from...
December 18, 2023
The European Commission will subject the internet ‘gatekeepers’ to the new DMA
The European Commission has published a list of the leading digital global companies they call ‘internet gatekeepers’ and will subject them to the new DMA (Digital Markets Act) rules.  The...
September 7, 2023
The Big Tech companies face new and stringent European privacy rules
The European Union aims to strengthen the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to the maximum and facilitate cooperation among the 27 member states in cross-border investigations. As a result, investigations...
August 8, 2023
New European 'Machinery Regulation' to cover emerging agricultural technologies
The new "Machinery Regulation," which covers emerging technologies in the manufacturing and importing of agricultural machinery, will come into effect in three and a half years. Its purpose is to...
August 4, 2023
The European Commission discusses a reform to its customs system
The European Commission considers it time to reform its customs system, set up 55 years ago when e-commerce still needed to be fully developed or relatively almost nonexistent and was...
May 22, 2023
EU Parliament increases the protection for online shoppers and vulnerable consumers
The EU Parliament reached a provisional political agreement to increase the protection for online shoppers by updating the EU’s rules on product safety of non-food consumer products. The new regulation...
April 3, 2023
DAC7 will force marketplaces in the EU to report sales
According to the new Platform Tax Transparency Act - DAC7 - online marketplaces such as Amazon, eBay, and Vinted will now have to report sales made on their platforms by...
February 2, 2023
The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against Google
The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against Google for its alleged monopoly in the advertising sector, alleging that the technology giant has control of the advertising market...
January 27, 2023
TikTok could be banned in the U.S.
TikTok now faces congressional efforts to shut down its operations in the United States. This comes amid complex negotiations between TikTok and the Biden Administration regarding data security and accusations...
December 27, 2022
The European Commission accepted the commitments offered by Amazon
The European Commission (EC) has accepted the commitments offered by Amazon in the case of monopolistic abuses in relation to the use of data of independent sellers using its platform....
December 22, 2022
The European Commission accuses Meta of abusive practices
The European Commission (EC) has accused Meta of abusive practices to favor Facebook Marketplace in the online classified ads competition. Brussels considers the company to be in breach of European...
December 20, 2022
Navigating Global E-Commerce in 2023: A Comprehensive Guide to Cross-Border Selling Between the EU and the UK
By GoGlobal E-commerce - Following the 2020 Brexit referendum and the UK exiting the EU, a steady flow of changes has altered global e-commerce and its accessibility. Many mid-market merchants,...
December 1, 2022
U.S. regulators could finally audit Alibaba and JD.com
U.S. regulators have selected a group of Chinese companies for inspection. As reported by Reuters, e-commerce giants such as Alibaba Group and JD.com will be among the companies selected. Do...
September 5, 2022
Ecommerce in Europe: Regulatory changes for markets and data management in 2022
By Go Global - Ecommerce in Europe opened 2022 as a rather eventful year, and that's why today we want to review, alongside our partners Go Global, the key aspects...
August 29, 2022
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