Licensing And Regulation Of Certification Authorities In Singapore

The legislative framework for certification authorities in Singapore is set forth in the Electronic Transactions Act, which was enacted on July 10, 1998 (the “ETA”), and in the Electronic Transactions (Certification Authority) Regulations 1999, which came into force on February 10, 1999 (the “Regulations.”)

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What are Certification Authorities and what is their role?
What is the legislative framework for Certification Authorities?
What is the role of the Controller of CAs?
What is the purpose of the Electronic Transactions (Certification Authority) Regulations
What are the security guidelines and what is their purpose?


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