Guyana will soon pass new e-commerce law

Bartlett Morgan posted an article on November 28, 2020, about Guyana’s plans to pass a new e-commerce law. Below are some key highlights:

  • The ECT Bill does not attempt to change the fundamentals of contracting law that have always governed relationships between parties.
  • The usual exceptions found in electronic commerce legislation are wills, the creation or transfer of an interest in land, or declarations related to either trusts or power of attorney documents.
  • The intermediary liability language in the ECT Bill would mean that Facebook or GTT will not be liable in situations where a message passed through their platforms or infrastructure that turned out to be defamatory.
  • Guyana does not currently have a stand-alone privacy law in effect.

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