Feeds

E-commerce Bill to be UK's first Act of the Millennium

Queen may sign Bill digitally

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

The E-Commerce Bill could be the first Act of Parliament to receive Royal Assent in the 21st Century, e-commerce minister Patricia Hewitt said today. The Bill is currently going through its final stages before being set before the Queen for her Royal Assent. The Bill's PR value of -- especially in light of the Government's keenness to support all things wired -- should not be underestimated. Not only would this new Act be the first of the new millennium, it would serve as a platform for the Government's future e-commerce policy. And in what would be an even bigger PR coup, it's hoped the Queen would sign the Act digitally. A spokeswoman for Buckingham Palace confirmed that discussions to break hundreds of years of tradition were underway. "No decision has been reached yet," she said. Last month the Queen ploughed £100,000 into Millennium Mapping Company, a British Webco. ® Related Story Queen invests in Web firm

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk

More from The Register

next story
Facebook pays INFINITELY MORE UK corp tax than in 2012
Thanks for the £3k, Zuck. Doh! you're IN CREDIT. Guess not
DOUBLE BONK: Testy fanbois catch Apple Pay picking pockets
Users wail as tapcash transactions are duplicated
Happiness economics is bollocks. Oh, UK.gov just adopted it? Er ...
Opportunity doesn't knock; it costs us instead
Google Glassholes are UNDATEABLE – HP exec
You need an emotional connection, says touchy-feely MD... We can do that
YARR! Pirates walk the plank: DMCA magnets sink in Google results
Spaffing copyrighted stuff over the web? No search ranking for you
In the next four weeks, 100 people will decide the future of the web
While America tucks into Thanksgiving turkey, the world will be taking over the net
prev story

Whitepapers

Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
New hybrid storage solutions
Tackling data challenges through emerging hybrid storage solutions that enable optimum database performance whilst managing costs and increasingly large data stores.