Electronic Transactions Act In Barbados

The enactment of the Electronic Transactions Act 2001 (the “ETA”) has provided Barbados with a regulatory framework necessary for the development of e-commerce. The ETA, which is part of a legislative package that also includes the Evidence Act and the Interpretation Act, notably gives legal effect to electronic signatures.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What is the legal effect of electronic signatures under the ETA?
Do certain legal acts still need to be executed in writing?
Can an electronic record be introduced as evidence in Court?
Can a contract be validly entered into electronically?

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