Electronic Transactions Law

/Electronic Transactions Law

Electronic transactions law and electronic commerce law or eCommerce law. Includes consumer protection regards electronic transactions, and cyber crime and computer crime. Also includes electronic signatures, advanced electronic signatures, or digital signatures.

Taxation of goods purchased online

Is the sale of on-line products (for example software downloaded directly from a website) subject to taxation? South Africa previously had a predominantly source based tax system but adopted a resident based tax system some few years ago. The sale [...]

Liability for online content mistakes

When would a website provider be liable for mistakes in information which it provides online?  Can it avoid that liability? The general principle is that a website provider must ensure that the content on the website is accurate and will [...]

e-Commerce, Getting the Deal Through

'e-Commerce, Getting the Deal Through' was published in September 2008 by the International Bar Association (where the same questions and answers were posed to leading practitioners in 27 jurisdictions worldwide). Michalsons have authored the chapter on South Africa for the [...]

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Measures to be taken by companies to guarantee security of Internet transactions

Section 43(5) of the ECT Act requires the supplier in an electronic transaction to "utilise a payment system that is sufficiently secure with reference to accepted technological standards at the time of the transaction and the type of transaction concerned." [...]

Consumer protection provisions of the ECT Act

Chapter VII of the ECT Act deals with consumer protection and applies only to electronic transactions. The following sections of the ECT Act of of particular relevance regards a consumer's right of cancellation: Scope of application 42. (1) This Chapter [...]