The Conservative MEP for London said the success of voluntary action against counterfeiting by major sales platforms showed that EU legislation was not always the answer.
They show that in May and June 2017 platforms, on their own initiative, took down 97.4 per cent of listings which allegedly infringed copyright – up from 86.3 per cent in November and December 2016.
Dr Kamall said: “Londoners don’t want online shopping made any more complicated – especially in the run up to Christmas. But they do want to be as sure as they can that they are buying genuine goods and not a cheap fake or clever replica.
“The European Parliament took a look at the problem earlier this year, but instead of using a light touch, MEPs proposed a heavy-handed system of regulation that would make life more difficult for everyone – especially consumers.