The deployment and use of information and communications technologies (ICTs),
especially mobile telephony and cloud computing, is transforming the business
environments of developing countries. ICTs offer new development opportunities and
enable small and medium-sized enterprises to participate more actively in international
To benefit from such opportunities, governments need to put in place modern legal
systems that address the issues raised by the electronic nature of these technologies.
These regulatory environments should ensure trust in online transactions, ease the
conduct of domestic and international trade online, and offer legal protection for users
and providers of ecommerce and e-government services.