Digital Signatures Policies in the EU and in the U.S.

Many jurisdictions have been setting general legal framework in order to resolve issues connected to the development of the Internet, such as electronic authentication, the validity of electronic contracts and other electronic documents, etc. Following the work of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (“UNCITRAL”), the US and the EU have adopted a different approach in this respect.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What are the main provisions of the UNCITRAL Model Law?
What are the main points of the EU policy regarding electronic signatures?
What are the main points of the US policy regarding electronic signatures?

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