R. Serbu, PhD in Economics, Associate professor “Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu, Sibiu Romania AN APPROACH TO SELF- AND CO-REGULATION OF ELECTRONIC COMMERCE IN BUILDING TRUST OVER THE INTERNET

The goal of this paper is to highlights some thoughts about regulation and self-regulation for e-commerce, to present cases and the importance of co- and self-regulation in e-commerce. There are a couple of question that rise in this area and we will try to answer with this paper: What are the benefits and disadvantages of self- and co-regulation, how can online industry be a cause and effect for self and co-regulation, should our web portal and search engines be a subject to any kind of regulation, what is the impact of the Internet and self and co-regulation on the e-commerce.

Key words: self-regulation, co-regulation, electronic-commerce, Internet.

Date of submission 15.05.16

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17721/1728-2667.2016/187-10/2


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