Electronic Signatures in Civil Law Countries
For countries under the Civil Law, powerful document and signing verification processes such as notarial acts have legally and historically been carried out using pen and paper. By extension, electronic signature regulations often describe a specific authentication method for electronic signatures in these countries. Digital signatures are used to comply with these regulations primarily in civil law countries, such as Europe, Asia and Latin America.
Digital Signature is a specific type of Electronic Signature technology that uses an encryption method defined by the X.509 Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) standard and a specific process of authentication i.e. Digital Certificate.
To check out the list of Civil Law Countries, visit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_national_legal_systems
To know your Country’s policies, visit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_signature#Legal_test_of_electronic_signatures
This information is intended to help businesses understand the legal framework of electronic signatures. However, eMudhra cannot provide legal advice. This guide is not intended as legal advice and should not serve as a substitute for professional legal advice. You should consult an attorney regarding specific legal questions.