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In the light of the rapid technological developments in our world , it has become necessary for states to keep pace with the technological revolution in order for them to become modern and advanced countries, or, at least , to be on the road to become so, by investing in modern technologies of communication of information, and through the development and investment in favor of public services.
There is no doubt that the tremendous revolution that took place in the world of communications has led to a change in the means and methods of business transactions and expressions of the will for what is called now “Electronic Data Interchange”. In lieu of paper documents seeking the legislation of modern developments and keeping up with the technological developments of the countries, Jordanian legislators took the lead among their Arab counterparts and issued the Interim Electronic Transactions Act No. 85 for the year 2011 on 11/12/2001. This legislation comprised of the first Jordanian law in the field of information technology , which was the second Arab law in the field of e-commerce after the Tunisian law making room for other Arab countries, out of which was Dubai which enacted the Act on electronic exchanges and Bahrain which passed the Bahraini law of e-commerce.
The Jordanian legislature came up with this law to put a legal framework that conforms with the international legislative framework in order to regulate the electronic transactions and to recognize all means of electronic data and electronic signatures in terms of their validity or invalidity. Moreover, the objective was the establishment of legal obligations on one side and the recognition electronic records on the other side.
The Electronic Transactions Act allowed the establishment of authorities of authentication and electronic signatures for giving evidence in a given argument.