Possible Amendments To Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act May Cause Its Final Passage

UCITA is the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act. In July, 1999 at its annual meeting, the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL) approved UCITA as a proposed uniform state law. The amended draft of the law as approved by NCCUSL was sent to all 50 states (plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands) for possible enactment by their state legislatures. Proposed amendments to the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act (UCITA) that have been explored are similar to the proposed UCC2b which was abandoned because there was opposition to that measure. The UCITA has been debated in many states but has been adopted by only two states. The UCITA supposed to unify electronic commerce standards, but has received stiff criticism from consumer groups. These new proposed amendments may prove to be the difference and may permit the UCITA to pass muster as a uniform law.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What is the opposition to the UCITA?
What are the amendments being considered?

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