The government today published the Electronic Communications Bill, which has been dubbed the 'role model for Europe.'
e-minister Patricia Hewitt said the Bill was part of the government's policy to make the UK the best environment in which to trade electronically and said that she 'hoped the rest of Europe would follow' the UK's lead.
Hewitt, added: 'The historic Bill will help make the UK the best place in the world to do electronic business. We are determined to get e-commerce law right and get it in fast and we are on course to meet our original target for Royal Assent by April 2000.'
She also added that many UK laws would have to be modified to make sure businesses will be able to compete in the electronic market place.
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