Electronic Transactions Under Australian Law

Electronic transactions in Australia are regulated by the Electronic Transactions Act 1999 (the “ETA”), which provides a regulatory framework useful for the development of electronic commerce in Australia. The ETA establishes the validity of electronic signatures and sets forth several regulations applying to electronic communications.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What is the legal status of electronic transactions under the ETA?
What is the status of electronic signatures under the ETA?
When is an electronic communication deemed to be sent/received?
Where is an electronic communication deemed to be sent/received?

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