E-banking and authentication

Stephen Mason


Abstract


The author considers what is meant by authentication in commercial use of the Internet, and the accompanying needs to authenticate the identity of an individual or a transaction. He suggests that it will always be difficult to ascertain the true identity of a person who uses the Internet for banking, which has consequences for evolving obligations and liabilities of the parties. Article by Stephen Mason (a barrister specialising in e-risks, e-business, data protection, interception of communications and commercial law), published in Amicus Curiae - Journal of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies and its Society for Advanced Legal Studies. The Journal is produced by the Society for Advanced Legal Studies at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London.

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