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Magazine: September 2000 | Volume 7, No. 1

Signing electronic contracts

Electronic commerce faces the problem of signing electronic contracts. Three approaches for handling electronic contracts include 1) no trusted third party protocols, 2) strongly-trusted third party protocols and 3) weakly-trusted third party protocols. A secondary problem facing electronic commerce is self-enforcing contract design.

By David Molnar

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Tags: Computing / technology policy, Economics, Electronic commerce, Human Factors, Legal Aspects