Electronic Transactions Act [Cap 263]

Year of Version:2006
Date of Entry into Force:November 6, 2000
Date of Text (Enacted):November 6, 2000
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Other
-The Electronic Transactions Act [Cap 263] is contained in the Laws of the Republic of Vanuatu - Consolidated Edition 2006.

-This Law makes provisions for electronic transactions, and for related matters. In particular, refer to the IP-related provisions as follows:
Part 1 – 'Preliminary'
Section 1 - 'Definitions' ('information' includes data, text, images, sounds, codes, computer programs, software and databases; 'electronic signature product' means hardware or software, or components of either )(see page 4)

-In particular, refer to Part 5 - 'Encryption & Data Protection' (see page 18)
Section 24 - 'Encryption'
Section 25 - 'Data protection'
Available Texts: 

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WIPO Lex No.:VU035