Electronic Communications Act 2000 (United Kingdom)

The changing arena of the Internet and the expanding use of telecommunications has prompted legislation to be passed to address different areas of technology include electronic signatures and proper cryptography providers. The use of cryptography has continually been an issue in the security and privacy concerns and has been addressed in legislative as well as judicial decisions.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

Why has cryptography become so important in the use of electronic commerce?
Is this Act limited to being enforceable in the United Kingdom?

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