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Legal and Ethical Issues in E-Commerce: A Case Study of Getz

   

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Contents
INTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................1
MAIN BODY..................................................................................................................................1
Legal and Ethical issues:.............................................................................................................1
Cybercrime..................................................................................................................................3
Consequence of hacking on the Getz's business..........................................................................4
Preventive measures that resolves issues.....................................................................................5
CONCLUION..................................................................................................................................6
REFERENCES................................................................................................................................7
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INTRODUCTION
E-Commerce is an electronic or online business which performs activities in terms of
buying and selling of products or services using internet. Transfer of money or data are mainly
involved to implement these transactions (What is Ecommerce? 2020).
Getz is a small retail who wants to initiate it's business online through E-Commerce for
expansion of it's retail business. It mainly deals with clothing for both males and females. So it is
mainly focusing on minimising physical retail stores as it reduces operational costs. Moreover
online business can target more and more customers which helps any business to gain brand
image and productivity.
The following discussion will cover ethical and legal issues, security related to hacking and
it's consequences, preventive measures to overcome problems that generally arrives in
technology and in online business in context of Getz.
MAIN BODY
Legal and Ethical issues:
Legality in E-commerce refers to legal acts which means to move within limitations of
laws (Soto-Acosta, Popa and Palacios-Marqués, 2016). Illegal acts breaks the law which results
in loosing the licence of a business. Ethics in E-commerce refers to the acts which are not
relatable in breaking any law, it is simply considered right or wrong. Which means unethical acts
may not be illegal.
Following are the legal issues discussed:
Frauds on the internet: This is done when any website gains a good popularity
(Kollmann, 2019). If Getz's image is good and very well reputed then anyone can use it's
name in order to act of fraud with some people or Getz's customers for example,
assurance of jackpot, taking money for any instance, doing fraud activities using Getz's
name. So this is considered as illegal because law will definitely handcuff Getz as all
frauds were being done in name of the firm. So Getz must ensure it's web developer to
keep tight security on it's website and regular updating the content so that misusing of
website will not be possible for anyone.
Copyright: It refers to the intellectual property where owner gives rights to copy it's
work and no legal action would be taken but if Getz buys a software then they will only
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