Electronic Signature Under Thai Law

The legal framework for electronic signatures in Thailand is set forth in the Electronic Transaction Act B.E. 2544 (2001) of December 2, 2001, which came into effect on April 3, 2002 (the “Electronic Transaction Act” or “ETA.”) The ETA provides for several regulations aimed at supporting electronic transactions, and notably recognizes the validity of electronic signatures.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

How is electronic signature defined under the ETA?
What is the legal status of electronic signatures?
What if the legal signature was created in a foreign country?
When is an electronic signature deemed reliable?
What are the obligations of an electronic signatory?

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