Legal Liabilities in a Brave New Cyberworld: Making Electronic Risk Management Work

21 Pages Posted: 22 Sep 2005

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Tapen Sinha

Chennai Mathematical Institute; Nottingham University Business School; Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) - Division of Actuarial Science, Statistics and Mathematics

Bradly J. Condon

ITAM - School of Law

Date Written: September 2005

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Sinha, Tapen and Condon, Bradly J., Legal Liabilities in a Brave New Cyberworld: Making Electronic Risk Management Work (September 2005). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=800890 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.800890

Tapen Sinha (Contact Author)

Chennai Mathematical Institute ( email )

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Bradly J. Condon

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