Electronic and Information Technology Law and Legal Definition

According to 16 CFR 6.103 [Title 16 Commercial Practices; Chapter i Federal Trade Commission ; Subchapter a; Organization: Procedures and rules of practice ; Part 6 Enforcement of Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Handicap in Programs or Activities Conducted by the Federal Trade Commission] electronic and information technology includes "information technology and any equipment or interconnected system or subsystem of equipment that is used in the creation, conversion, or duplication of data or information.

The term includes, but is not limited to, telecommunications products (such as telephones), information kiosks and transaction machines, World Wide Web sites, multimedia, and office equipment such as copiers and fax machines.

The term does not include any equipment that contains embedded information technology that is used as an integral part of the product, but the principal function of which is not the acquisition, storage, manipulation, management, movement, control, display, switching, interchange, transmission, or reception of data or information. For example, HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) equipment such as thermostats or temperature control devices, and medical equipment where information technology is integral to its operation are not electronic and information technology."