How the Government, Business Organisations and Individuals Plan for the Growing Use of E-Business

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Planning for e-business

P4. Describe how the government, business organisations and individuals plan for the growing use e-business

Nowadays e-business is a major thing and millions of people are using it so the government, business organisations and individuals have to plan for the growing use of business.

The government has introduced new legislations so that e-business is fair for all those that are involved. Legislations such as the, E-Commerce Regulations 2002, Consumer Protection Distance Selling Regulations 2000 and Data Protection Act 1998.

E-Commerce Regulations 2002
The Electronic Commerce Regulations 2002 apply to people who sell goods or services to consumers on the internet. The purpose of the regulations is to encourage greater use of e-business by breaking down barriers across Europe, and boost consumer confidence by clarifying the rights of businesses and consumers. (http://www.berr.gov.uk/files/file14640.pdf)

Consumer Protection Distance Selling Regulations 2000
Distance Selling Regulations give protection to consumers who shop by phone, mail order or via the Internet. The protection includes:

• The right to receive clear information about goods and services before deciding to buy • Confirmation of this information in writing
• A cooling off period of seven working days in which the consumer can withdraw from the contract • Protection from credit card fraud.

(http://www.berr.gov.uk/whatwedo/consumers/buying-selling/distance-selling/index.html)

Data Protection Act 1998

The Data Protection Act 1998 gives you the right to know what information is being held about you, and sets out rules to make sure that this information is handled properly.

For example when you shop online at Boots or Topman you have the right to know what details they have about you, and they cannot pass on this information to others without your consent.

As E-business grows bigger the government might have to introduce new legislation, because...
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