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Digital Signature Act 1997 [Act 562]   cite [+]

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
  1. Preamble

  2. PART I   PRELIMINARY

    1. 1. Short title and commencement
    2. 2. Interpretation
  3. PART II   THE COMMISSION AND THE LICENSING OF CERTIFICATION AUTHORITIES

    1. 3. Appointment of Commission
    2. 4. Certification authorities to be licensed
    3. 5. Qualifications of certification authorities
    4. 6. Functions of licensed certification authorities
    5. 7. Application for licence
    6. 8. Grant or refusal of licence
    7. 9. Revocation of licence
    8. 10. Appeal
    9. 11. Surrender of licence
    10. 12. Effect of revocation, surrender or expiry of licence
    11. 13. Effect of lack of licence
    12. 14. Return of licence
    13. 15. Restricted licence
    14. 16. Restriction on use of expression "certification authority"
    15. 17. Renewal of licence
    16. 18. Lost licence
    17. 19. Recognition of other licences
    18. 20. Performance audit*
    19. 21. Exemption from performance audit
  4. PART III   REQUIREMENTS OF LICENSED CERTIFICATION AUTHORITIES

    1. 22. Activities of licensed certification authorities
    2. 23. Requirement to display licence
    3. 24. Requirement to submit information and particulars relating to business operations*
    4. 25. Notification of change of information*
    5. 26. Requirements as to advertisement
  5. PART IV   DUTIES OF LICENSED CERTIFICATION AUTHORITIES AND SUBSCRIBERS

      CHAPTER 1   GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR LICENSED CERTIFICATION AUTHORITIES

    1. 27. Use of trustworthy systems
    2. 28. Disclosures on inquiry
    3. 29. Prerequisites to issuance of certificate to subscriber
    4. 30. Publication of issued and accepted certificate
    5. 31. Adoption of more rigorous requirements permitted
    6. 32. Suspension or revocation of certificate for faulty issuance
    7. 33. Suspension or revocation of certificate by order
    8. CHAPTER 2   WARRANTIES AND OBLIGATIONS OF LICENSED CERTIFICATION AUTHORITIES

    9. 34. Warranties to subscriber
    10. 35. Continuing obligations to subscriber
    11. 36. Representations upon issuance
    12. 37. Representations upon publication
    13. CHAPTER 3   REPRESENTATIONS AND DUTIES UPON ACCEPTANCE OF CERTIFICATE

    14. 38. Implied representations by subscriber
    15. 39. Representations by agent of subscriber
    16. 40. Disclaimer or indemnity limited
    17. 41. Indemnification of licensed certification authority by subscriber
    18. 42. Certification of accuracy of information given
    19. CHAPTER 4   CONTROL OF PRIVATE KEY

    20. 43. Duty of subscriber to keep private key secure
    21. 44. Property in private key
    22. 45. Licensed certification authority to be fiduciary if holding subscriber's private key
    23. CHAPTER 5   SUSPENSION OF CERTIFICATE

    24. 46. Suspension of certificate by issuing licensed certification authority
    25. 47. Suspension of certificate by Commission or court
    26. 48. Notice of suspension
    27. 49. Termination of suspension initiated by request
    28. 50. Alternate contractual procedures
    29. 51. Prohibition against false or unauthorized request for suspension of certificate
    30. 52. Effect of suspension of certificate
    31. CHAPTER 6   REVOCATION OF CERTIFICATE

    32. 53. Revocation on request
    33. 54. Revocation on subscriber's death or dissolution
    34. 55. Revocation of unreliable certificates
    35. 56. Notice of revocation
    36. 57. Effect of revocation request on subscriber
    37. 58. Effect of notification on licensed certification authority
    38. CHAPTER 7   EXPIRATION OF CERTIFICATE

    39. 59. Expiration of certificate
    40. CHAPTER 8   RECOMMENDED RELIANCE LIMITS AND LIABILITY

    41. 60. Recommended reliance limit*
    42. 61. Liability limits for licensed certification authorities
  6. PART V   EFFECT OF DIGITAL SIGNATURE

    1. 62. Satisfaction of signature requirements
    2. 63. Unreliable digital signatures
    3. 64. Digitally signed message deemed to be written document
    4. 65. Digitally signed message deemed to be original document
    5. 66. Authentication of digital signatures
    6. 67. Presumptions in adjudicating disputes
  7. PART VI   REPOSITORIES AND DATE/TIME STAMP SERVICES

    1. 68. Recognition of repositories
    2. 69. Liability of repositories
    3. 70. Recognition of date/time stamp services
  8. PART VII   GENERAL

    1. 71. Prohibition against dangerous activities
    2. 72. Obligation of secrecy
    3. 73. False information
    4. 74. Offences by body corporate
    5. 75. Authorized officer
    6. 75A. Enforcement by police officers
    7. 76. Power to investigate
    8. 77. Search by warrant
    9. 78. Search and seizure without warrant
    10. 79. Access to computerized data
    11. 80. List of things seized
    12. 81. Obstruction of authorized officer
    13. 82. Additional powers
    14. 83. General penalty
    15. 84. Recovery of procedural costs
    16. 85. No costs or damages arising from seizure to be recoverable
    17. 86. Institution and conduct of prosecution
    18. 87. Jurisdiction to try offences
    19. 88. Protection of Commission and officers
    20. 89. Power to exempt
    21. 90. Limitation on disclaiming or limiting application of Act
    22. 91. Regulations
    23. 92. Savings and transitional


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