Confusion in electronic signature legislation

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Electronic signatures are a robust way of linking the identity of the signatory to the content of a document, often as electronic proof of informed consent, which is key in civil law for the validity of contracts and other signed documents. Electronic documents can thus replace paper documents in relations between citizens and the administration and in other private transactions. However, the legislation on electronic signatures and the corresponding technical standards form a complex ecosystem that seems to be designed by specialized experts for specialized experts. The following drawing represents the structure of various standards, rules, laws, directives and standards, […]

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Certified electronic signature in Mexico

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The federal government and different states in Mexico are developing legislation related to electronic signatures, which are often referred to as certified because they are backed by electronic certificates typical of a PKI (Public Key Infrastructure). The states of Baja California Norte, Colima, Chiapas, Distrito Federal, Durango, Estado de México, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Puebla, Sonora, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Yucatán, Michoacán and Quintana Roo, have published their electronic signature laws and regulations, as of 2009, within the scope of their jurisdiction. It should be clarified that the denomination used by the Mexican regulations does not reflect the same meaning given in the audit […]

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