The eCommerce Directive



This particular directive which has been implemented in Ireland since 2000, essentially creates a legal framework for electronic commerce, in particular the provision of information society services and electronic contracts.

However in this liability can arise under a range of laws including on trade and service marks, copyrights, trade secrets, unfair competition, defamation, and privacy. The issue that has been much litigated is the liability of intermediaries such as ISPs and Social Media services providers and tools. In this regard the Directive provides exemptions for intermediary service providers, but also under the eCommerce Directive regulates the extent of the exemptions available to them.

Key Contacts
Robert F. Browne
Partner

IFSC, Dublin
He advises extensively on all aspects of Banking and Commercial Litigation, Injunctions, Financial Services and Insurance, Corporate and Private Client Litigation.

T: +353 (0) 1 859 0100

F: +353 (0) 1 670 2988

E: rbrowne@mckr.ie

Gerard H. Walsh
Partner

IFSC, Dublin
Gerry has advised extensively on all aspects of Financial Services (including Insurance), Corporate and Private Client Litigation for over 30 years.

T: +353 (0)1 670 2990

F: +353 (0)1 670 2988

E: gwalsh@mckr.ie

Paul Foley
Partner

IFSC, Dublin
Paul practises both English and Irish law and specialises in cross border financial services law, online trade and internet law.

T: +353 (0) 1 670 2990

F: +353 (0) 1 670 2988

E: pfoley@mckr.ie

Andrew Clarke
Solicitor

IFSC, Dublin
Andrew also advises on corporate structures, mergers and acquisitions, particularly in the Charity sector, company law compliance and corporate governance.

T: +353 (0) 1 670 2990

F: +353 (0) 1 670 2988

E: aclarke@mckr.ie