Pakistan - Legal Thresholds for Reliance on Electronic Signatures and Advanced Electronic Signatures
3 Pages Posted: 7 Jun 2017
Date Written: June 5, 2017
Pakistan's Electronic Transaction Ordinance, 2002 (ETO'02) was enacted to provide recognition and facilitation of documents, records, information, communications and transactions in electronic form etc. Therefore, by virtue of ETO'02 a legal cover has been provided to the electronic forms by categorizing that their legal recognition and admissibility is presumed until it is rebutted.
Electronically generated documents accordingly do not require any physical signature because ETO'02 in effect recognises the presumption as regards the electronic means indicating that a person adopts the contents of an electronic message.
This short paper provides guidance as to the jurisprudential basis for recognition of electronic signatures as well as the advanced (secured) electronic signatures under the applicable law from Pakistan.
Keywords: Information Technology Law; E-Commerce Law; Digital Technology Law; Internet Law; Computer Law; Evidence Law
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