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Law on E-commerce, Electronic Signatures and Data Messages

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Ecuador

Year of current version:2002
Date of entry into force of original text:April 17, 2002
Date of Text (Enacted):April 17, 2002
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Undisclosed Information (Trade Secrets)
Notes:
Article 1 states that the purpose of the Electronic Commerce Law is to regulate: '...data messages, electronic signatures, certification services, e-commerce and telematics, electronic service through information networks, including electronic commerce and protection of users of these systems.'

For provisions relating to Intellectual Property, see:

Title II Electronic signatures, electronic signature certificates, Certification Bodies, promotion agencies, electronic services, and regulatory and monitoring of certification bodies.

Title III Electronic services, e-commerce and telematics, user rights and public instruments. Chapter III Rights of users or consumers of electronic services.

Title V Computer crimes

General Provisions.
Available Texts: 
Spanish

Ley de Comercio Electrónico, Firmas Electrónicas y Mensajes de Datos Ley de Comercio Electrónico, Firmas Electrónicas y Mensajes de Datos, Complete document (pdf) [187 KB]

WIPO Lex No.:EC042

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