FIPR E-Comm99 Front page
Analysis and Reviews of the Draft E-Commerce Bill 1999
This reference page links to various FIPR documents and initiatives in response to the UK Draft Legislation on Electronic Commerce, by the Department of Trade and Industry, as presented to Parliament by the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, July 1999.
This page is limited to the Draft Bill, however. Policies, reports, and analysis proceeding the Queen's Speech of November 1999 can be found in a separate resource on the UK Electronic Communications Bill.
The Queen's Speech, November 17, 1999.
- FIPR's Press Release on the Speech.
- Press Coverage on the Speech...
- Times: E-Commerce rules relaxed, November 18, 1999.
- BBC: Police net powers switched, November 17, 1999.
- TechWeb: UK Bill combines E-spying, Crypto Control, November 17, 1999.
- VNUNet: Queen's speech focuses on ecommerce and government control, November 17, 1999.
- ZDNetUK: Big Brother plans pushed through Parliament, November 17, 1999.
Audit of the Draft Bill (release date: October 24, 1999)
- Press Release concerning the audit (release date: October 25, 1999).
- Legal Audit: In The Matter Of The Draft Electronic Communications Bill And In The Matter Of A Human Rights Audit For Justice And FIPR: to inform the consultation process initiated by the publication of the draft Bill and, in particular, to inform the debate about the compliance of the draft Bill with the provisions of the Human Rights Act 1998 and the Convention rights protected thereunder. Particular attention has been paid to the "law-enforcement" provisions laid down in Part III of the draft Bill.
- Review the Observer Story on the Audit, registration may be required.
- Silicon.com: Home Office fights back against human rights allegations, October 27, 1999.
- The Times: E-mail Bill 'breaches privacy right', October 26, 1999.
- VUNet.com: UK ecommer bill could face legal challenge, October 25, 1999.
- PA NewsCentre: E-commerce bill 'breaches human rights'.
- Silicon.com: Ecommerce Bill in trouble over human rights, October 26, 1999.
- Financial Times: E-COMMERCE: Bill may 'breach convention', October 27, 1999.
Analysis of the Draft Bill
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Last updated November 28, 1999.