Ecommerce and e-businesses are very dynamic due to their virtual nature and their presence on the internet. They are relatively inexpensive to set up and it is possible for professionals and people with specific programming skills to hack into the databases of such businesses and tamper the sensitive data. As a result legal and privacy issues can arise when trading or conducting business through a public medium like the internet.
Some of the common legal issues that arise when conducting e-business activities pertain to the issue of the company formation and incorporation. With this the company is held separate from the proprietors limiting their stake in the company. Aside from this the business would also require trademarks for its products and services so that the customers are able to identify the original from the fake products. Moreover the business can also find it essential to get the online portal or website copyrights so that the materials published on it is protected from illegal duplication.