The National Congress recently approved an Electronic Signature Law, which allows to equaling simple electric signature and electronic certified signature with the written signature.

Likewise, this Law recognizes and provides legal value to: Certified Electronic signature, data messages and all type of information presented in electronic format that includes an electronic certified signature.

This Law creates “The Electronic Signature Unit” as a dependency of the Ministry of Economy, which shall be in charge to regulate, supervise and recognize to services providers of: Electronic Signature Certification, Electronic certificate issuance and electronic data guard.

Up to this date said Ministry is still making arrangements to install The Electronic Signature Unit.

 

For more information please contact Romero Pineda & Asociados Corporate and International Department to José Freddy Zometafzometa@romeropineda.com and Camila Villafuerte cvillafuerte@romeropineda.com

 

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