Electronic Transactions Under The Law Of The Philippines

The legal framework for electronic transactions in the Philippines is set forth in the Electronic Commerce Act n. 8792 of June 14, 2000 (the “Electronic Commerce Act” or “ECA.”) The ECA provides for several regulations aimed at supporting electronic transactions.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What is the legal status of electronic transactions under the ETA?
What rules apply to the time of dispatch/receipt of an electronic communication?
What rules apply to the place of dispatch/receipt of an electronic communication?

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