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What is Digital Signature Act 1997?

The Digital Signature Act was enforced on the 1st October 1998.

The Digital Signature Act 1997 aims at promoting the processing of transactions especially commercial transactions, electronically through the use of digital signatures.

This Act is an enabling law that allows for the development of, amongst others, e-commerce by providing an avenue for secure on-line transactions through the use of digital signatures.

The Act provides a framework for the licensing and regulation of Certification Authorities, and the recognition of digital signatures.

The Controller of Certification Authority who has authority to monitor and license recognized Certification Authorities was appointed on 1st of October 1998.

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