Electronic Signature Under The Law Of New Zealand

Electronic signature in New Zealand is regulated by the Electronic Transactions Act of October 10, 2002. The objective of the Act is to confirm the legality of electronic transactions and facilitate the use of electronic technology for meeting statutory requirements for information to be in writing, signed, retained or produced.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

How is electronic signature defined under the law of New Zealand?
What is the legal effect of electronic signatures?
When are electronic signatures presumed reliable?
What limitations apply to the use of electronic signature?


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