Electronic Signature Under The Law Of Russia

Electronic signature has been implemented in Russia by the Law on Electronic Digital Signatures n.1-FZ of January 10, 2002, which came into force on January 12, 2002 (the “EDS”). The EDS notably establishes that electronically generated and signed documents can be recognized as court evidence under certain conditions.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

How is Digital Signature defined under the EDS?
How does electronic digital signature work?
What are the legal effects of a digital signature?
What regulations apply to Certificates of Electronic Digital Signature and Certification Centers?


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