What are information technology and e-commerce related agreements?

An information technology agreement is a contract between parties of which the subject matter that is regulated, relates to information technology. This must not be confused with the Information Technology Agreement (ITA) which is an agreement concluded in the Ministerial Declaration on Trade in Information Technology Products in 1996, and entered into force 1 July 1997, and which is enforced by the World Trade Organization (WTO).

An e-commerce agreement or e-commerce related contract is an agreement formed in the course of e-commerce by the interaction of two or more individuals using electronic means, such as e-mail, the interaction of an individual with an electronic agent, such as a computer program, or the interaction of at least two electronic agents that are programmed to recognize the existence of a contract. This interaction is regulated by the Uniform Electronic Commerce Act (Canada) which provides rules regarding the formation, governance, and basic terms of an e-contract. Traditional contract principles and remedies apply to e-contracts.