Senate approves digital signature law

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Mexico's senate has approved an "advanced digital signature" law aimed at reducing the level of government resources needed, increasing efficiency and lowering corruption, the senate said on its website.

The initiative, which the federal government presented to the senate on December 9, was approved with 88 votes in favor, zero against and zero abstentions.

Senator Francisco Castellón said the science and technology committee had encouraged the initiative because it makes the relationship between the public administration and citizens more transparent.

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The new law will regulate the use of e-signatures with digital certificates and other legal services.