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The regulation of electronic commerce: learning from the UK's rip act

Hosein, Ian and Whitley, Edgar A. (2002) The regulation of electronic commerce: learning from the UK's rip act. Journal of Strategic Information Systems, 11 (1). pp. 31-58. ISSN 0963-8687

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National governments have a legitimate rôle to play in the development of national strategies to support electronic commerce. It is not always clear, however, what any electronic commerce legislation should incorporate or how regulation of electronic commerce should be implemented. This paper explores the strategic issues that underlie national electronic commerce strategies by following the passage of a particular piece of legislation (the UK's Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act, 2000) through Parliament. In identifying some of the arising strains with the interests of industry and civil society, this paper will discuss some of the legal, technological, economic, and political issues that may arise in other countries as they consider the policy habitat of electronic commerce.

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Additional Information: © 2002 Elsevier
Library of Congress subject classification: K Law > K Law (General)
Sets: Research centres and groups > Information Systems and Innovation Group
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2008 08:37

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