EU LAW REGARDING INTERNET INVESTEMENT SCAMS

The increased use of the Internet as a commercial device has lead to the proliferation of numerous Internet-based frauds and scams. One of the primary areas of Internet fraud revolves around the marketing and sale of securities. Protecting individuals from Internet securities fraud has become a major challenge for both European Union and United States regulators. This article illustrates on the European Union (“EU”) approach against securities fraud, including Internet securities fraud.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

How does MAD define insider trading?
What types of activities constitute market manipulation under MAD?
Does MAD require the disclosure of inside information?
What is the interplay between MAD and the IDD?
Who enforces the MAD in Member States?

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