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Electronic Risk Management

Electronic Risk Management
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Author(s): Tapen Sinha (Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, Mexico and University of Nottingham, UK) and Bradly Condon (Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, Mexico and Bond University, Australia)
Copyright: 2009
Pages: 17
Source title: Selected Readings on Information Technology Management: Contemporary Issues
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): George Kelley (University of Massachusetts-Boston, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-092-9.ch023


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Doing business on the Internet has many opportunities along with many risks. This chapter focuses on a series of risks of legal liability arising from e-mail and Internet activities that are a common part of many e-businesses. Some of the laws governing these electronic activities are new and especially designed for the electronic age, while others are more traditional laws whose application to electronic activities is the novelty. E-business not only exposes companies to new types of liability risk, but also increases the potential number of claims and the complexity of dealing with those claims. The international nature of the Internet, together with a lack of uniformity of laws governing the same activities in different countries, means that companies need to proceed with caution.

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