E-Commerce and the Law...

E-commerce is all about selling goods and services via the Internet. The trader and customer are not face to face at any point, with business conducted remotely, regardless of location. This can pose a number of challenges to the formation and enforcement of contracts.

A number of legislative initiatives affect business conducted online - they can be complex and change regularly.

As far as e-commerce transactions are concerned, the legislation is primarily intended to ensure that online contracts are legally binding.

The ways in which electronic marketing can be undertaken to promote the services of e-commerce providers are also regulated.