TECHNOMANIFESTOS
Technologists have to act as responsible members of society, but they also have to cut themselves out of the loop of ruling the world.
--Tim Berners-Lee

  Electronic Communications and Transactions Bill

Central | Recent Changes | The Network | Talk unknown user

Electronic Communications and Transactions Bill

South Africa's comprehensive 2002 legislation on the Internet, going into effect by July. A goal of the ECT is universal Internet access for the citizens of South Africa. It also sets the terms for making electronic documents legally binding, requires the registry of cryptography providers and "critical databases", and establishes "cyber inspectors". In short, it tries to legislate South Africa into the digital age.

Within the law is authorization for the government to take of administration of the .az domain without ICANN approval, which the current administrator, Mike Lawrie protested. Instead of shutting down the domain as he first threatened, Lawrie moved the primary zone file offshore.

The bill

Coverage

Central | Recent Changes | The Network | Talk unknown user
Search:
unknown userRSS