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Electronic Communications (Amendment of Law) (Jersey) Regulations 2019

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1                 Amendment of Electronic Communications (Jersey) Law 2000. 3

2                 Article 11 (giving information in writing) amended. 3

3                 Article 12 (requirement for signature) amended. 3

4                 Article 13 (producing a document) amended. 4

5                 Citation and commencement. 4

 


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Electronic Communications (Amendment of Law) (Jersey) Regulations 2019

Made                                                                                                   8th October 2019

Coming into force                                                                           9th October 2019

THE STATES make these Regulations under Article 2 of the Electronic Communications (Jersey) Law 2000[1] –

1        Amendment of Electronic Communications (Jersey) Law 2000

The Electronic Communications (Jersey) Law 2000[2] is amended in accordance with these Regulations.

2        Article 11 (giving information in writing) amended

In Article 11 –

(a)     at the end of paragraph (1)(a) there is inserted “and”;

(b)     for paragraph (1)(b) there is substituted –

“(b)    in the case of information that is required or permitted to be given to a States entity or to a person acting on behalf of a States entity, only if –

(i)      the entity consents to the information being given by way of an electronic communication, and

(ii)      any information technology requirements specified by the entity in relation to the giving of the information are met.”;

(c)     paragraph (1)(c) is deleted;

(d)     in paragraph (3) after “purposes” there is inserted “of”.

3        Article 12 (requirement for signature) amended

In Article 12 –

(a)     at the end of paragraph (1)(a) there is inserted “and”;

(b)     paragraphs (1)(b) and (d) are deleted;

(c)     for paragraph (1)(c) there is substituted –

(i)      the entity consents to the signature being provided by way of an electronic communication, and

(ii)      any information technology requirements specified by the entity in relation to the provision of the signature are met.”;

(d)     after paragraph (2) there is inserted –

“(3)    A signature, seal, attestation or notarisation is not to be denied legal effect, validity or enforceability only because it is in electronic form.”.

4        Article 13 (producing a document) amended

In Article 13(1) –

(a)     at the end of paragraph (b) there is inserted “and”;

(b)     for paragraph (c) there is substituted –

“(c)    in the case of a document that is required or permitted to be produced to a States entity or to a person acting on behalf of a States entity, only if –

(i)      the entity consents to the document being produced by way of an electronic communication, and

(ii)      any information technology requirements specified by the entity in relation to the production of the document are met.”;

(c)     paragraph (d) is deleted.

5        Citation and commencement

These Regulations may be cited as the Electronic Communications (Amendment of Law) (Jersey) Regulations 2019 and come into force on the day after they are made.

l.-m. hart

Deputy Greffier of the States

 




[1]                                     chapter 04.280

[2]                                     chapter 04.280


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