Fiddling with the ECT Act - electronic signatures

The Electronic Communications and Transactions Act 25 of 2002 ("ECT Act") has now been in operation for more than 10 years. The Act lists six objectives, amongst others, which are relevant for this discussion, namely to: (a) facilitate ecommerce; (b) remove and prevent barriers to electron...

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Published in: Potchefstroom electronic law journal Vol. 17; no. 6; pp. 2804 - 2820
Main Author: Eiselen, S
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Portuguese
Afrikaans
Published: South Africa North-West University 01-01-2014
North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus)
Subjects:
Law
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Summary: The Electronic Communications and Transactions Act 25 of 2002 ("ECT Act") has now been in operation for more than 10 years. The Act lists six objectives, amongst others, which are relevant for this discussion, namely to: (a) facilitate ecommerce; (b) remove and prevent barriers to electronic communications in South Africa; (c) ensure that electronic transactions in the Republic conform to the highest international standards; (d) promote the development of electronic transactions services which are responsive to the needs of users and consumers; (e) ensure compliance with accepted international technical standards in the provision and development of electronic communications and transactions; and (f) promote the stability of electronic transactions in the Republic.
ISSN: 1727-3781
1727-3781
DOI: 10.4314/pelj.v17i6.16