Electronic Transactions In Ireland

Given the importance of electronic commerce, the rules governing electronic contracts and electronic signatures constitute the backbone for the development of the Internet. In Ireland, these rules are included in the Electronic Commerce Act 2000, which was enacted on July 10, 2000 (“ECA.”)

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What are electronic signature and advanced electronic signature?
What is the fundamental rule concerning electronic communications?
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?
Can electronic communications be admitted in legal proceedings?

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