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Re: New law concerning electronic commerce

From: Jon Guiton
Subject: Re: New law concerning electronic commerce
Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2002 20:20:04 +0000 (GMT)

>In Germany, there is (effective from 2002-01-01) a change in the BGB
>(Civil Code) implementing a EU directive "on certain aspects of
>electronic commerce".
>It has certain requirements on the processing of electronic orders
>Furthermore, the new TDDSG (Teledienstedatenschutzgesetz - Law on
>Privacy in Online Services) requires that the user agrees in
>processing and storing of his personal data.

This is also true in the UK under the Data Protection Act. The US
offers its citizens far fewer rights over their data that most of the
world. Without this this provision the application would be unusable
in the EU.

Jon Guiton

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