E-Commerce and Law Reform
Developing legal frameworks to build trust
Program in a Nutshell
- Building Skills and Training
- Policy Advice, Support and Formulation
- Republic of Korea
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For e-commerce to succeed and spur development gains it must be trusted by both buyers and sellers of online goods and services. This well-established programme helps you develop the most appropriate legal, institutional and policy frameworks to build confidence in e-commerce.
The wide range of areas covered includes consumer protection, cybersecurity, intellectual property and electronic signatures. Ultimately, the aim is to help you build a legal environment that promotes secure online business and economic wellbeing.
Building Skills and Training
- Learn how to draft legal frameworks through online and face-to-face training sessions, organized by region and by country
- Exchange and learn about e-commerce legislation harmonization through regional training activities
Policy Advice, Support and Formulation
- Gain access to expert reviews and inventories of e-commerce legislation
- Get help assessing, revising and drafting legal and regulatory frameworks
- Participate in validation round tables with national stakeholders to discuss and finalize draft legal frameworks
- Get expert advice for parliamentarians on enacting effective laws
A harmonized framework for cyberlaws
Since its beginnings, E-Commerce and Law Reform has introduced the legal dimension of ICTs to:
- 20LDCs worldwide21developing countries in Africa10developing countries in Asia32developing countries in Latin America & the Caribbean
Under the programme’s guidance, the East African Community became the first African region to adopt a harmonized framework for cyberlaws.
Through its services, the programme has also helped bring about the following:
- 6laws, acts or bill laws, acts or billrevised in 3 countries between 2014 and 20166regional reviewspublished about e-commerce legislation harmonization500participantsat Expert Group Meetings on cyberlaws and data protection in 2015 & 2016
- “The workshop was an invaluable opportunity to exchange experiences and discuss key issues on commerce and cyberlaw harmonization. Feedback has been overwhelmingly positive and I am confident the knowledge gained will help us develop an enabling environment for the regional ICT sector. ”Ms. Angela Sinaswee-GervaisDeputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Public AdministrationTrinidad and Tobago
The first online tool for a global mapping of cyberlaw
The UNCTAD Global Cyberlaw Tracker, allows you to map laws on e-transactions, cybercrime, data protection and online consumer protection. It helps you to know where you stand thanks to Comparative Regional Reviews – and plan your next steps accordingly.
To discover more about cybercrime challenges, you can watch this video