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[Euractiv] E-commerce proposal causes liability jitters

The Commission intends to beef up protections, however, and will adopt an initiative on the so-called ‘notice and action’ procedures this year.

However, Monique Goyens, director-general of BEUC consumer organisation, said the ‘notice and action’ procedure for illegal content must be very carefully framed.

We have seen that efforts to criminalise consumers are a waste of time," she said. "Europeans have clearly shown that more legal choice, with the chance to confidently and safely pay, is where the future lies.

http://www.euractiv.com/infosociety/commerce-proposal-causes-liability-j...