Legal Value Of Data Messages In ColombiaData messages, together with digital signatures, are key topics for e-commerce transactions. The effectiveness of e-commerce dealings depends on the legal value given to these data messages, be them e-mails, messengers, databases, etc. Data messages are precisely the mechanism that makes possible e-commerce transactions. Hence, we need to consider what legal value each country gives to these data messages before engaging in e-commerce business. If data messages are not afforded legal value, they cannot be presented as evidence in court or out-of-court proceedings.