e-Business Legal, Fiscal and Ethical issues

Learning Outcomes

  • describe the legal areas within business, which need re-assessing with the introduction of e-business models;
  • evaluate the implications of on-line trading on taxation regimes, and appraise potential approaches to harmonising taxation on a global basis;
  • identify sources of legal and taxation advice;
  • describe and apply an approach to managing risk in implementing an e-business strategy;
  • explain a mechanism for determining return-on-investment for an e-business strategy;
  • appraise sources of investment for financing e-business strategies;
  • evaluate, and illustrate with examples, the ethical issues arising from the use of e-business technology and models in a business;
  • discuss the implications of gathering and storing customer data in an electronic format, from an ethical and legal perspective;
  • identify and describe the social and ethical impacts globally of e-business models;
  • evaluate the key security issues that face an e-business;
  • illustrate how trust can be built between parties in an on-line transaction;
  • explain how a firewall can increase security of an e-business from criminal activity, and appraise its limitations;
  • describe how a Public Key Infrastructure can contribute to verifying the authenticity of parties in an on-line business transaction, and appraise its limitations;