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Trade and Industry - Fourteenth Report

Here you can browse the report together with the Proceedings of the Committee. The published report was ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 26 October 1999.


CONTENTS


Terms of Reference

REPORT

A INTRODUCTION

Pre-Legislative Scrutiny

Rationale

B THE DRAFT BILL: PART I

Fees

Key Escrow

C THE DRAFT BILL: PART II

Admissibility of Electronic Signatures

Electronic Writing

Oaths, Seals and Witnessed Signatures

Fees

Electronic Storage

D THE DRAFT BILL: PART III

Timing

Interception of Communications Costs

Law Enforcement Agencies

 Plain Text or Private Key

Privileged Material

Burden of Proof

Tipping Off

Penalties

Code of Practice

E THE DRAFT BILL: PART IV

Background

The Government's Proposals

Reaction to the Proposals

Rationale

Significant Minority

Appeals

Deregulatory Modifications

Other Issues

Conclusion

F OTHER MEASURES

Commercial Liability

Export Controls

G LEGISLATION

Secondary Legislation

Implementation

Scotland

Human Rights

H CONCLUSION

ANNEX

SUMMARY OF CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

APPENDICES TO THE REPORT


 
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