Unless it is expressly provided for under this Act, no person may disclaim or contractually limit the application of this Act.
(1) The Minister may make regulations for all or any of the following purposes:
(a) prescribing the qualification requirements for certification authorities;
(b) prescribing the manner of applying for licences and certificates under this Act, the particulars to be supplied by an applicant, the manner of licensing and certification, the fees payable therefor, the conditions or restrictions to be imposed and the form of licences and certificates;
(c) regulating the operations of licensed certification authorities;
(d) prescribing the requirements for the content, form and sources of information in certification authority disclosure records, the updating and timeliness of such information and other practices and policies relating to certification authority disclosure records;
(e) prescribing the form of certification practice statements;
(f) prescribing the qualification requirements for auditors and the procedure for audits;
(g) prescribing the requirements for repositories and the procedure for recognition of repositories;
(h) prescribing the requirements for date/time stamp services and the procedure for recognition of date/time stamp services;
(i) prescribing the procedure for the review of software for use in creating digital signatures and of the applicable standards in relation to digital signatures and certification practice and for the publication of reports on such software and standards;
(j) prescribing the forms for the purposes of this Act;
(k) prescribing the fees and charges payable under this Act and the manner for collecting and disbursing such fees and charges;
(l) providing for such other matters as are contemplated by, or necessary for giving full effect to, the provisions of this Act and for their due administration.
(2) Regulations made under subsection (1) may prescribe any act in contravention of the regulations to be an offence and may prescribe penalties of a fine not exceeding one hundred thousand ringgit or imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or both.
(1) A certification authority that has been carrying on or operating as a certification authority before the commencement of this Act shall, not later than three months from such commencement, obtain a licence under this Act.
(2) Where a certification authority referred to in subsection (l) fails to obtain a licence after the period prescribed in subsection (1), it shall be deemed to be an unlicensed certification authority and the provisions of this Act shall apply to it and the certificates issued by it accordingly.
(3) Where a certification authority referred to in subsection (1) has obtained a licence in accordance with this Act within the period prescribed in subsection (1), all certificates issued by such certification authority before the commencement of this Act, to the extent that they are not inconsistent with this Act, shall be deemed to have been issued under this Act and shall have effect accordingly.