8 J. High Tech. L. 1 (2008)

handle is hein.journals/jhtl8 and id is 1 raw text is: ON TOP OF THE WORLD AND WIRED:
A CRITIQUE OF NEPAL'S E-COMMERCE LAW
Stephen E. Blythe*
Cite as: 8 J. HIGH TECH. L. 1 (2008)
Editor's Note: Portions of this article have been previously published.
Sections III. Electronic Signatures and Section IV: Three Generation of
Electronic Signature Law were published in A Critique of India's
Information Technology Act and Recommendations for Improvement by
Stephen E. Blythe, 34 Syracuse J. Int'l L. & Com. 1 (2006).
I. Objectives of the Article
The objectives of this article are to: (1) describe the economic and
political problems currently facing Nepal; (2) explain the positive role
that e-commerce could have in the economic development of the
country; (3) explain the role of electronic signatures, cryptology, public
key infrastructure, and certification authorities; (4) describe the three
generations of electronic signature law and how Nepal fits into that
categorization; (5) analyze and critique Nepal's Electronic Transactions
Ordinance (ETO); and (6) make recommendations for improvement of
the ETO. The author's commentaries and recommendations pertinent to
the ETO are in bold type.
II. Welcome to the Kingdom of Nepal
A. A Tourist Mecca
If anyone wants to become a certified world traveler, the Kingdom of
Nepal is a Must See destination. This hiker's paradise, perched on top
of the world and sandwiched between the two most populous nations on
Earth is blessed with beautiful scenery and breathtaking mountains.
Each year Nepal attracts hordes of tourists making tourism one of
Nepal's most important industries.'
* Professor of Law and Accounting, New York Institute of Technology,
CERT Technology Park, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Ph.D. Candidate (Int'l
Copyright @ 2008 Journal of High Technology Law and Stephen E. Blythe.
All Rights Reserved. ISSN 1536-7983.

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