Legal Liabilities in a Brave New Cyberworld: Making Electronic Risk Management Work
21 Pages Posted: 22 Sep 2005
Date Written: September 2005
Doing business on the Internet has many opportunities along with many risks. This paper focus on a series of risks of legal liability arising from email and Internet activities that are a common part of many e-businesses. Some of the laws governing these electronic activities are new and especially designed for the electronic age, while others are more traditional laws whose application to electronic activities is the novelty. E-business not only exposes companies to new types of liability risk, but also increases the potential number of claims and the complexity of dealing with those claims. The international nature of the Internet, together with a lack of uniformity of laws governing the same activities in different countries, means that companies need to proceed with caution.
Keywords: Cyberlaw, electronic risk management, electronic liability insurance, email, Internet
JEL Classification: K33, K4, K42, K11, K2, G22
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