Public Key Infrastructure (pki) And Its Regulation Under Brazilian Legislation

E-commerce demands the use of Public Keys Infrastructures (PKI) to secure digital data from fraudulent or unauthorized use. For most part, using PKI will assure that digital documents are authentic when are sent from its senders. Definition of this security system, how it works, and how it has been implemented under the Brazilian legislation are the objectives of this Summary.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

Has Brazilian legislation adopted the use of PKI?
Who are the members of the Policy Making Entity in Brazil and what are its functions?
What are the functions of the Root Certification Authorities-root CA- or AC raiz in Brazil?
What are the Certification Authorities-CA- (AC under Brazilian Law) functions under the Brazilian Legislation?
What are the duties of the Local Registration Authorities-LRA- or AR under the Brazilian Law?

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