Electronic Signature Under The Law Of Dubai

Electronic signatures in Dubai are regulated by the Electronic Transactions and Commerce Law n.2/2002, which was published in the Official Gazette on February 16, 2002 (the “ETCL”), and which creates the legal framework for electronic commerce transactions in Dubai. The ETCL sets forth several regulations aimed at supporting electronic transactions, and notably recognizes the validity of electronic signatures.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What is the legal status of electronic signatures?
What is a secure electronic signature?
What are the duties of an electronic signatory?
What requirements apply to Certification Authorities?

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