School of Law

QLLM413 E-Commerce Regulation (Sem 2)

Module overview

This module studies the cross-border legal and regulatory environment in which e-commerce businesses operate. It focuses on the problems of compliance with that law and regulation, and alternative strategies which e-commerce businesses might adopt when faced with multiple and contradictory claims to legal and regulatory authority. The nature of these claims will be analysed critically, and the module will include discussion of why the authority of some claims is rejected and how lawmakers can improve the quality of their authority claims.

Topics covered will include:

  • E-commerce and the response to attempted regulatory control
  • Law and jurisdiction in a cross-border world
  • Advertising and marketing regulation
  • E-Commerce taxation and e-Invoicing
  • Managing content – Intellectual property and other legal risks
  • Collection of information and use of data.



Applicable Groupings

  • LLM in Commercial and Corporate Law
  • LLM in Computer and Communications Law
  • LLM in International Business Law
  • LLM in Law and Economics
  • Laws (General)
  • LLM Flexible Study.

Mode of Assessment

2 x 2,500 word course essays


22.5 credits