Byline:Draft E-commerce Bill is published The Government has
adopted a light regulatory approach, writes Madeleine Lyons
The Irish Times
A spokesman at the Department of Public Enterprise told The Irish
Times: "By laying the groundwork early we expect it will allow Ireland a
competitive advantage as it takes charge of its own e-commerce
While the EU Directive is focused solely on the use of electronic
signatures, the E-Commerce Bill has cast its net a little wider in an
effort to put a simple legal mechanism in place which will
accommodate future technological advances.
The Bill also proposes new regulations governing the registration
Internet domain names in the Republic. Until now this process has
been privately operated by the .ie Domain Registry (IEDR) in UCD.
However the Department of Public Enterprise has expressed concern
at the openness of the IEDR's mechanisms, and the validity of having
just one registry in Ireland.
"The E-Commerce Bill is available on a dedicated website
(www.ecommercegov.ie) which features a discussion forum for online
feedback, and hard copies can be obtained on request from the
Department of Public Enterprise (6041608). The consultative process
will run until October, when a new draft of the Bill will be submitted to
the Oireachtas. "
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