E--Commerce Law in the Philippines

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Republic of the Philippines | Congress of the Philippines | ELEVENTH CONGRESS | Second Regular Session | | REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8792 | AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE RECOGNITION AND USE OF ELECTRONIC COMMERCIAL AND NON-COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS, PENALTIES FOR UNLAWFUL USE THEREOF, AND OTHER PURPOSES | | Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled | |
SECTION 1. Short Title. - This Act shall be known and cited as the "Electronic Commerce Act".
SEC. 2. Declaration of Policy. - The State recognizes the vital role of information and communications technology (ICT) in nation-building; the need to create an information-friendly environment
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(f) "Electronic document" refers to information or the representation of information, data, figures, symbols or other modes of written expression, described or however represented, by which a right is established or an obligation extinguished, or by which a fact may be proved and affirmed, which is received, recorded, transmitted, stored, processed, retrieved or produced electronically.
(g) "Electronic key" refers to a secret code which secures and defends sensitive information that crosses over public channels into a form decipherable only with a matching electronic key.
(h) "Intermediary" refers to a person who in behalf of another person and with respect to a particular electronic data message or electronic document sends, receives and/or stores or provides other services in respect of that electronic data message or electronic document.
(i) "Originator" refers to a person by whom, or on whose behalf, the electronic data message or electronic document purports to have been created, generated and/or sent. The term does not include a person acting as an intermediary with respect to that electronic data message or electronic document.
(j) "Service provider" refers to a provider of -
(i) Online services or network access, or the operator of facilities therefor, including

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