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E-Commerce continues to become an ever larger portion of the global economy. The Federal government has

major concerns about legal, monetary, and economic issues in this newly emerging marketplace. Listed

below are websites dealing with these issues.


Advisory Commission on Electronic Commerce

This is a congressionally designated Commission to initiate policy on regulations and taxation of

e-commerce worldwide.

E-Commerce Statistics

The first official report of the e-commerce economy from the Bureau of the Census.

Computer Security Resource Center

This site contains information about a variety of computer security issues, products, and research of concern

to the computer security industry and the IT community.

Electronic Commerce Policy

A general website with official government policy including speeches, documents, and Congressional actions, along with links to other government sites dealing with e-commerce.

Federal Communications Commission - Broadband Internet Access

This site includes policy statements and general information on how the Commission deals with Internet access.

Federal Electronic Commerce Program

Run jointly by the General Services Administration & the Department of Defense, this program helps government agencies use E-commerce tools, coordinates, monitors, and reports on the development of Electronic Commerce within the Federal Government. The mission is to develop a policy framework to support EC, help government agencies find and use the best EC tools, and spread the most promising ideas across government.

Federal Trade Commission

"Competition and Consumer Protection Concerns In the Brave New World of Electronic Money"

A speech by FTC Chairman, Robert Pitofsky, September 19, 1996.

Computers & the Internet

Over 50 articles and reports dealing with consumer issues with the Internet.

"Privacy Issues"

Site contains reports, policies, and recommendations from the Commission on online privacy.

Access Certificates for Electronic Services

ACES, from the General Services Administration, facilitates secure on-line access to Government information and services by the Public through the use of public key infrastructure/digital signature technology.

International Trade Administration Electronic Commerce Task Force

This site contains the "Safe Harbor" privacy arrangement between the Department of Commerce & the European Commission which was formally approved July 27, 2000. The arrangement provides for the privacy protection that U.S. businesses must follow to comply with the European Union's Directive on Data Protection. This insures that U.S. businesses may continue to receive personal data from Europe that they need for daily operations.

Justice Department - Cybercrime

A collection of websites that deal with crimes against intellectual property, privacy and computer crime.

National Telecommunications & Information Administration

The NTIA is an agency of the Department of Commerce. The agency advocates innovation, competition, and jobs to improve the quality of telecommunication products and services at lower prices.

E-Commerce Regulations & Policies

Commission and agency reports on e-commerce from the Small Business Administration.

Treasury Department

Selected Tax Policy Implications in Global Electronic Commerce

A discussion document on various issues of tax jurisdiction,

Electronic Banking

Full text papers and speeches on issues of electronic banking.

U.S. House of Representatives Commerce Committee

U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation

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Commercial Appeal March 25, 2001 special section on E-Commerce in Memphis. Contains many articles describing the e-commerce environment in Memphis including computer security, unions, sales and e-medicine. Academic Universe (U of M Only).

Defining the Advanced Technology Challenges of the Electronic Commerce Marketplace"
National Institute of Standards & Technology - Advanced Technology Program Workshop
The keynote address and summaries of papers given are provided here.

"E-Commerce Small Businesses Venture Online."
The Small Business Administration examines in this lengthy report how U.S. small businesses use electronic commerce.

A current access to the daily releases of key economic indicators from the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

IBM Institute for Advanced Commerce
This forum for the study of e-commerce contains reports and technical papers.

"Measuring Electronic Business: Definitions, Underlying Concepts, and Measurement Plans".by Thomas L Mesenbourg
An article by the Assistant Director for Economic Programs at the Census Bureau giving background information on e-commerce statistics.

"Retail E-Commerce Sales Are $5.3 Billion in First Quarter 2000."
Report from the Department of Commerce - November 17, 2006.

"Understanding the Digital Economy ."-Department of Commerce Conference
Conference held May 25-26,1999 examining data, tools and research into the Digital Economy. The site contains a whole series of papers, documents and statistics given by academics, government and business representatives.

Wilson Internet E-Commerce Research Room
A very large collection of articles on e-commerce broken down by category. Parts of the larger Wilson Internet site are accessed by subscription.

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