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This course examines how and to what extent law (and other sources of regulation) controls the mechanisms which facilitate electronic commerce. The course considers the regulation of electronic commerce from the point of view of a relatively broad range of legal topic areas, from concepts of private international law in the assumption of jurisdiction over online transactions, to the regulatory and contractual framework for electronic commerce, to issues such as domain name regulation, online consumer protection, payment systems, e-security and cybercrime.

Main Topics

  • Electronic Commerce regulatory structure and sources of law
  • Jurisdictional issues
  • Online contract formation 1
  • Online dispute resolution
  • Online business conduct - Codes of conduct and regulations
  • Cyber-crime
  • Online payment systems and transactions
  • Security and the determination of liability for unauthorised access and transactions  
Faculty Faculty of Law
Study Level


Offering Terms

Term 1



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