These materials address the best practices, key legal strategies and current developments
applicable to the fast-developing law relating to e-business.
Many of the current legal issues and developments applicable to e-business are described
in these materials. The descriptions are not exhaustive. The internet has become a mainstream
information resource and a medium of commerce and advertising. E-business is merely a form
or procedure for conducting business transactions. E-business allows parties to buy products and
services using the internet. It is a broad grouping of activities that allows products and services
to be selected, purchased, received or serviced using electronic based technologies. All laws
apply to e-business just like they apply to other forms of business activity. However, e-business
applications have greater legal exposure than most brick and mortar business applications
because they may be used by anyone anywhere in the world with internet access, twenty-four
hours a day seven days a week.
These materials are designed to assist in identifying and avoiding legal problems in
connection with an e-business application. The issues described in these materials focus on
some of the legal issues that are more specific to e-business applications. These materials seek
to provide legal risk management strategies and best practices that will be of particular help in
connection with planning, setting up and operating e-business applications.
E-business uses the new family of technologies available on the internet. These
technologies enable people to communicate in new ways, provide new business models, permit
businesses to operate more efficiently and take advantage of the new global network economy.