Public discussion held on the draft Electronic Signature Proclamation

The Science, Communication and Technology Affairs and the Law and Justice Administration Affairs standing committees jointly held public discussion on the draft Electronic Signature Proclamation on December 06, 2017. The draft proclamation is initiated by Information Network Security Agency (INSA). It is expected that the draft Proclamation will be ratified soon incorporating the feedbacks gathered from the public.  

The proclamation has the intention to create a conducive legal framework to promote electronic commerce and electronic government service in the country; to provide legal recognition to the exchange of electronic messages and to determine the rights and obligations of participating parties; and to provide legal recognition to electronic signature that promote trust in electronic communication and enable to verify the identity of participating parties, authentication of messages and ensure non-repudiation.

According to the proclamation electronic signature means the "information in electronic form, affixed to or logically associated with, an electronic message, which may be used to identify the signatory in relation to the electronic message and to indicate the signatory's approval of the information contained in the electronic message".

The draft Proclamation has been prepared with the participation of legal experts from INSA, academicians from universities and other stakeholders.