The Role and Functions of the Government in Online Transactions


This paper provides general introduction to the electronic commerce. There are three fundamental characteristics of online transaction: first, the employment of computer network technologies or the Internet; second, transaction or service activities-oriented purpose; third, base on e-contracts. Further it analyses the duties and functions of the Chinese Government in e-commerce.

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Document type: IP Document
Categories: Trade secret and unfair competition
Activity Title: EU-China workshop on the regulation of on-line business
Activity Date: 11 Jun 2009 to 12 Jun 2009
Location: Quanzhou, China
Expert / Author / Speaker: Dr. Gao Fuping, Director of E-Commerce Law Institute, Dean of Intellectual Property School of East China University of Political Science and Law
Related Legislation: Art. 5 of the Model Law, Guidelines on the Protection of Privacy and Trans-border Flows of Personal Data, Guidelines for the Security of Information Systems, Guidelines for Cryptography Policy, Guidelines for Consumer Protection in the Context of Electronic Commerce, Guidelines for Protecting Consumers from Fraudulent and Deceptive Commercial Practices across Borders
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