October 19, 2009
eBay CEO Reiterates Open Internet Support
John Donahoe joined with the CEOs of major Internet and technology industry companies, including Twitter, Facebook, Google, and Amazon in a <a href="/files/Net-Neutrality-Letter-of-Support-Chairman-Genachowski.pdf" target="_blank" title="Net-Neutrality-Letter-of-Support-Chairman-Genachowski">letter of support</a> for Net Neutrality to the Federal Communications Commission. The FCC is undertaking a rulemaking on the issue of non-discrimination on the Internet and the process is expected to run through early 2010.
October 16, 2009
EU Sellers Send a Very Big Message
Larger-than-life posters hang throughout the Brussels subway system touting the success of the recent eBay petition campaign. More than 750,000 Europeans stood up against "selective distribution" by asking the EU to change competition laws that unfairly restrict the online sale of legitimate products across Europe. <a href="/news-events/ebay-presents-750000-petition-signatures-european-union">Read more.</a>
October 6, 2009
eBay France Meets Institut des Hautes Etudes de l\'Entreprise (IHEE)
The eBay Government Relations team in France had a successful meeting with 45 representatives from the Institut des Hautes Etudes de l\'Entreprise (IHEE) - a program created by l\'Institut de l\'entreprise in 2000 to develop the links between the companies and other sectors of French society.
September 25, 2009
FCC Chair Backs Net Neutrality
In a victory for small business and all who love the open Internet, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski this week announced plans to formalize the current policies that require ISPs to treat all web traffic equally. <a href="/dispatches/372">Read more.</a>
September 18, 2009
eBay presents 750,000 petition signatures to European Union
<p>On 17 September 2009, eBay called on the European Union to amend EU competition law to stop brands from restricting the sale of their products on the internet. Presenting a petition signed by 750,000 European citizens, eBay called for an end to the abuse of 'selective distribution' agreements that unjustly block the online sale of legitimate products across Europe.</p>
September 17, 2009
"I am eBay" Community Members Share Success Stories
Community members were recently given the opportunity to share their eBay success stories at the eBay Radio birthday party in Las Vegas. Check out these <a href="http://www.screencast.com/users/BigIdeaGroup/folders/I_am_eBay_Videos/me... target="_blank">compelling videos</a> of buyers and sellers explaining how eBay has impacted their lives.
September 17, 2009
eBay Recognized As Most Trusted Company for Privacy
Privacy and information management research firm Ponemon Institute along with Internet privacy leader TRUSTe have named eBay the 2009 Most Trusted Company for Privacy, citing the company as proof that an e-commerce site can protect consumer privacy while handling massive volumes of sensitive data across the globe.
September 9, 2009
PayPal Joins Pilot Program on Open Government
PayPal is among 10 industry leaders to be a part of the open government program. Open government is part of President Obama’s mandate for transparent, participatory, and collaborative government. <a href="https://www.thepaypalblog.com/2009/09/paypal-joins-pilot-program-to-part... target="_blank">Click here</a> to read PayPal’s Chief Information Security Officer Michael Barrett’s blog post on the Open Government program.