Information technology is continuing to transform global communications and the world economy with innovative products and services. In this dynamic environment, events tend to be market-driven and it may be difficult for the regulators to keep up. At the same time, there is a need for public authorities to promote effective competition within a clear, coherent, and predictable framework.This useful reference work summarizes the major rules and policies for information technology at the European level. It describes the institutional framework and general policies for the 'information society', examines the detailed rules for external trade, competition and intellectual property, and discusses the Internet and electronic commerce. It provides an excellent overview of the subject as well as a good starting point for additional research on particular issues. This unique work will be of great value for practising lawyers, corporate counsel, business executives, consultants, academics, and government or trade association officials.Broderick, Terry R. is the author of 'Regulation of Information Technology in the European Union' with ISBN 9789041198235 and ISBN 9041198237.