What issues should be covered by the e-commerce laws of any country?

Subject E-Commerce
NU Year Set: 6.(b) Marks: 4 Year: 2012

The United Nations General Assembly adopted the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Model Law on E-Commerce through a Resolution 2 passed on 30 January 1997, which recommends inter alia that all States give favorable consideration to the Model Law when they enact or revise their laws in view of the need for uniformity of the law applicable to alternatives to paper-based methods of communication and storage of information. Recognizing the necessity to give effect to the Resolution, and with an objective of promoting efŽcient delivery of government services by means of reliable electronic records, the Government of India enacted the Information Technology Act in June 2000. It has been two years since the Information Technology Act came into force.3 This is, of course, a short period of time to analyze and assess the workings of the legislation. However, this period does provide some scope for an analysis of the law in a socio-economic context and allows us to see to what extent its enforcement and implementation has been successful.

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