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Overview

As we use the Web as a platform for more and more of our business activities, it is vital that companies and their legal advisers are aware of the legal implications and liabilities that they are exposed to. This special Report looks at the law of e-commerce and the common pitfalls that Internet businesses continue to fall into. Supported by appendices of essential legal considerations, useful addresses and websites [including the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy and the Consumer Protection (Distant Selling) Regulations 2000] the Report provides a one-stop-shop to safeguarding your e-commerce business. It will also ensure that you keep future plans free from legal complications and entanglements.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781854182159
  • Publisher: Thorogood
  • Publication date: 6/28/2001
  • Series: Thorogood Reports Series
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Pages: 102

Meet the Author

Peter Carey , LL.B. LL.M. is a Solicitor and Consultant to Charles Russell where he advises on all aspects of e-commerce and data protection. He is a Visiting Professor at The College of Law and is the author of several leading books in the field of data protection and e-commerce including Data Protection in the UK. Peter is the Editor of the journal Privacy & Data Protection, and he lectures frequently on e-commerce issues.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

1: ORIENTATION
What is the Internet?
The nature of e-commerce
The law of commerce
The law of e-commerce

2: E-MANAGEMENT
E-mail
Human resources
Customers

3: WHAT’S IN A NAME?
The nature of domain names
Management of domain names
Trade marks and branding
Cybersquatting and dispute resolution

4: E-COMMERCE CONTRACTS
Formation of a contract
Incorporation of terms
Unfair terms
The Distance Selling Regulations
Website linking agreements

5: LIABILITY FOR WEBSITE CONTENT
Reputation
Third party materials
Offensive and indecent materials
Descriptions and prices

6: CUSTOMER INFORMATION
What is data protection?
Data protection and websites
Use of cookies
Human rights and e-commerce
Location data and m-commerce

7: SECURITY
Electronic signatures
Encryption

8: TAX
VAT
The location of web servers

APPENDICES
Appendix 1: Glossary
Appendix 2: Checklist of essential legal considerations
Appendix 3: Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000
Appendix 4: Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy
Appendix 5: Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy Approved Providers
Appendix 6: Useful addresses and websites

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