Older Uniform Acts

1997 Electronic Evidence Act Consultation Paper

Major Considerations

[11] The principal difficulty in presenting electronic records to a court or tribunal is ensuring that they are accurate. Electronic records may be more vulnerable than paper records to undetectable modification, intended or unintended. What changes, if any, have to be made to the law to ensure the admission of reliable evidence under clear, fair and workable rules?

[12] The relevant parts of the law of evidence present two large issues for electronic records: admissibility and weight. The nature of electronic records presents challenges in both areas. However, the ULCC believes that the current law is capable of resolving these challenges with only minor modifications.

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