Government laws and legal barriers for e-commerce in the modern cross-cultural workplace

Shanshan Wu., Florian Forstmann., Pornpat Kiratiyuth., Anusi Chukwuma and Bahaudin G.Mujtaba

Disruptive technologies such as the existence of social media and various apps are prevalent characteristics of the 21st century’s cross-cultural workplace. The impact of ubiquitous and disorderly technologies has been most noticeable in the area of e-commerce. In this paper, which is based on a review of literature and existing laws, we examine aspects of e-commerce with a focus on governmental and legal impediments to modern technology adoption in the United States, Germany, China, France, and others around the globe. As technology use becomes more widespread among consumers around the globe, so does the number of rules and policies that governments impose on businesses to protect local citizens and entrepreneurs.
We believe that conventional legal barriers such as licensing will eventually be modified to provide growth opportunities without sacrificing the private rights of citizens or the sovereignty and competitive advantage of a nation. At the meantime, governmental censorship of social media sites is likely to continue on some jurisdictions to ensure governmental control or to offer advantages to local providers. Overall, the existing laws of various countries are discussed and recommendations are provided.

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Shanshan Wu et al, 2017, Government laws and legal barriers for e-commerce in the modern cross-cultural workplace, International Journal of Current Science and Technology, Vol.5, Issue, 4, pp.361-368