Electronic Signature Under The Law Of Bermuda

Electronic signatures in Bermuda are regulated by the Electronic Transactions Act, which was enacted in August 1999 (the “ETA”), and which creates the legal framework for electronic commerce transactions in Bermuda. The ETA 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:

How is electronic signature defined under the ETA?
What is the legal status of electronic signatures?
When is the use of electronic signature excluded?
How are CSPs regulated under the ETA?
What rules apply to the liability of CSPs?

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