Lower chamber approves advanced electronic signature bill

Friday, November 25, 2011

Mexico's lower chamber has approved the advanced electronic signature bill, which will now be sent to the executive branch for approval, the lower chamber reported on its website.

The bill has already been rubber stamped by the senate, and it will enter into force 120 days after it has been published in the official gazette.

The use of the advanced electronic signature looks to improve procedures and public services between institutions and citizens and, consequently, help prevent corruption. It is also expected to generate savings in human and financial resources.

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However, the use of an electronic signature excludes tax, customs and financial procedures, as well as public registry of companies, according to local press.

The bill includes a document with the responsibilities and sanctions for public employees and private individuals who infringe the law.