Latest Developments Of The Electronic Signature In Mexico

On April 08th, 2003, the Mexican Senate, acting as final supervisor body, formally approved the long awaited amendments to the Mexican Commercial Code regarding “electronic signatures”. Initially, the Mexican House of Representatives (Cámara de Diputados) had approved said changes to the law but now, with the Senate authorization, such reforms have been fully accepted by the Mexican Congress. Although the amendments have not been published by the Official Mexican Gazette (Diario Oficial de la Federación), it is very likely that the President office will publish them soon. This article presents an overview of the electronic signature law in Mexico.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What are the main legal, economic and social aspects taken into consideration to approve these amendments by the Mexican Congress?
What articles of the Mexican Federal Commercial Code have been changed by the electronic Signatures Law?
What are the main issues brought to merchants and general customers as a result of the adoption of electronic Signatures Law?
When these changes will be published by the Official Mexican Gazette (DIARIO OFICIAL DE LA FEDERACION) in Mexico?

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