Any illegal activity on the Internet negatively affects trust in the online market, and in particular between sellers and buyers. eBay is committed to promoting confidence on the Internet and is therefore determined to fight against any abuse of its services. These include the attempted sales of counterfeits, pornography, money laundering and all cybercrimes.
It should also be enforced in a tailored and proportional way to avoid curtailing the economic potential of e-commerce and legitimate innovations. Enforcement without exceptions would throttle Internet startup companies and many existing companies in Asia that depend on the Internet as a source of income.
Illegal activities that undermine online trust are the biggest threat to the continued development of the online economy. Self-regulation is a business priority and we invest heavily to ensure that all our sites and services remain safe and secure. The company’s policies, including the VeRO system, and efforts at human intervention have made an impact on keeping our sites free from illegal activities.