Global challenges on e-commerce and regulation authorities mechanisms on e-consumer protection

In a world where globalization and technological advances many times exceed comprehension and human capacity to adapt to changes, therefore surpassing regulation authorities capacities, internet dynamics spread and expand rapidly, challenging authorities in terms of control and regulation. 

In this context, with the boom of smartphones, mobile applications, social networks and peer platforms, among others, regulation authorities should be at the forefront of the contemporary world studying new mechanisms to protect consumers from potential threats that may arise from e-commerce.  For this reason, the Superintendence of Industry and Commerce hosted the First International Congress on E-Commerce, from March 15 to March 16, in Medellin, Colombia. This Congress aimed to provide a favorable scenario to express, in the way of conferences and high-level panels, the main concerns of the regulation authorities at international level and of the trade sector in terms of e-commerce, as well as to expose the potential e-consumer protection mechanisms.

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