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If you provide online services to countries in the EEA, check if rules in those countries newly apply

The eCommerce Directive currently allows UK based online service providers to operate in any EEA country, while only following relevant rules in the country in which they are established. This framework will no longer apply to UK providers from 1 January 2021.

You should consider whether your services are currently in scope of the Directive, and if so, ensure that you are compliant with relevant requirements in each EEA country you operate in. Depending on the nature of your online services, you may already comply with these requirements.

Find out what online service providers in the UK should do to get ready for Brexit.

Ensure compliance with Network and Information Systems Directive if operating in the EU/EEA

If your business is a UK based Digital Service Provider to the EU/EEA, make sure you comply with the Network and Information Systems Regulations and the associated EU Directive from 1 January 2021. The Network and Information Systems Directive provides legal measures to boost the overall level of network and information system security in the EU. To comply, you must appoint a representative in one of the EU member states where you offer services.

Find out more at what UK digital service providers operating in the EU should do after Brexit.

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