Economy ministry launches e-signature draft bill

- Monday, October 3, 2011

Economy ministry launches e-signature draft bill

El Salvador's economy ministry has launched an electronic signature draft bill, coupled with a virtual forum to receive comments on the initiative, the ministry said in a statement.

According to economy minister Héctor Dada Hirezi, the draft bill seeks to validate electronic documents legally, as well as regulate and control providers of electronic certification services and electronic document storage.

The e-signature would be the security measure to identify authors and content, as well as ensuring that content's integrity, according to the ministry.

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The draft bill also includes using e-signatures for government processes and citizen services.

Additionally, local authorities are planning on creating an entity in charge of regulating electronic certification services and electronic document storage. This new body would fall under power and telecoms regulator Siget.