Legislation Relating to Electronic Web Commerce Created at the European Union Level, Implementation in Finland, Role of the Authorities

  • Pekka Leskinen
Part of the Topics in Regulatory Economics and Policy Series book series (TREP, volume 38)


Network trade does not as yet seem to interest Finns. According to the study conducted by Gallup Finland in March (Gallup Finland Web Ltd., 2000), buying over the Web is still rare. According to the study, every fifth household in Finland has access to the Internet, but only fewer than one-tenth of those replying had been buying services or products over the Web within the last six months and three out of four did not consider the Internet an attractive place to shop. According to the study the reason likely to delay electronic commerce is the fact that over one-fourth doubts the security of buying over the Internet. Nor does the swarming of new technologies to electronic commerce seem to help the launching of electronic commerce, because according to the study over 60 per cent knew very little of the WAP services and even fewer were interested in them. The consumers still seem to be holding back.


Postal Operator Electronic Commerce Certification Authority Electronic Signature Network Trade 
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  • Pekka Leskinen
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  1. 1.Finland Post Ltd.USA

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