CONTINUEThis site uses cookies. By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Find out more.
  1. Front Page
  2. News By Topic
  3. Gore Backs Internet Self-Regulation

Gore Backs Internet Self-Regulation

05 December 1999

Presidential hopeful and current U.S. Vice President Al Gore last week put his support behind keeping the internet free from government regulation.

Vice President Gore issued an executive memorandum last Monday asking federal agencies as well as state and local governments to identify barriers to electronic commerce.

Mr Gore also announced that he will be releasing a report later this month updating the Clinton administration's progress in promoting electronic commerce. The report is expected to cover self-regulation on privacy issues as well as efforts to close the "digital divide" caused by racial and economic gaps in Internet access and use.

"E-commerce is not only helping save consumers time and money and expand their choices, but it is also unleashing new potential for entrepreneurs," Mr Gore said. "E-commerce opens a world of opportunities to those with good ideas and an Internet connection but in order to meet the full potential of this new medium, we must look ahead and clear away the 20th century barriers that may inhibit 21st century commerce."


To see today's news, click here.


Tax-News Reviews

Cyprus Review

A review and forecast of Cyprus's international business, legal and investment climate.

Visit Cyprus Review »

Malta Review

A review and forecast of Malta's international business, legal and investment climate.

Visit Malta Review »

Jersey Review

A review and forecast of Jersey's international business, legal and investment climate.

Visit Jersey Review »

Budget Review

A review of the latest budget news and government financial statements from around the world.

Visit Budget Review »

Stay Updated

Please enter your email address to join the mailing list. View previous newsletters.

By subscribing to our newsletter service, you agree to our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.

To manage your mailing list preferences, please click here »