Tapio Puurunen


With increasing growth and development of E-commerce and a rapid increase in the number of Internet Users, government assessment of current protections granted to consumers in their states is encouraged. The author's purpose is to examine national legislation on e-commerce regulation and its limits, to resolve jurisdictional conflict of laws associated with e-commerce, and to propose possible solutions to these emerging problems. This article covers market functions between business and consumer transactions. First, government should not ignore consumer e-commerce since e-commerce trade is significant on both national and international levels. Secondly, the author pushes for an extensive effort to unify legislative measures relating to business transactions. This article examines whether international laws governing the jurisdiction of States could be applied to international e-commerce. Secondly, the author explains how principles in concurrent jurisdictions should be prioritized. Thirdly, an attempt to establish how principles in a concurrent jurisdiction should be prioritized is analyzed. This article ends with a discussion of possible solutions to how legislative jurisdiction should be developed and followed in international e-commerce.