Electronic Transactions Regulations (Statutory Instrument no. 42 of 2013)

The purpose of these Regulations is to operationalize the Electronic Transactions Act (ETA). The Regulations provide further detail to the ETA with regard to authentication of data messages;

procedure for public bodies giving notice of specific requirements for electronic communications; general information that service providers are required to avail; rules for providing commercial information and unsolicited information; roles and responsibilities of persons providing information systems services; procedures for concluding contracts electronically; regulation of aspects of transmission, hosting and caching; issues of liability of service providers; rights of persons transacting electronically; the requirement for service providers, sellers and suppliers to comply with the Electronic Transactions Act, 2011; recognition of the role of NITA-U; other procedural aspects; and also lay down offences and penalties for failing to adhere to the Regulations.

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