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Compliance

USA

  • CAN-SPAM Act of 2003
  • Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL)
  • Electronic Communications Privacy Act
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • The Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (eSign)

South Africa

  • Electronic Communications and Transactions Act 25 of 2002
  • Financial Intelligence Centre Act (FICA) 38 of 2001
  • Protection of Personal Information Act, 4 of 2013
  • Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2 of 2000
  • South African Revenue Service (SARS) requirements for an electronic tax invoice

EU

  • Council Directive 2001/115/EC
  • Council Directive 2002/58/EC
  • EU Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC
  • EU Electronic Signature Directive 1999/93/EC
  • EU Electronic Commerce Directive 2000/31/EC

Australia

  • The Spam Act of 2003
  • The Federal Privacy Law
  • Electronic Transactions Act 1999
  • Trade Practices Act

Hong Kong

  • Electronic Transactions Ordinance (2004) – Requires eCertificate from approved Certification Authority for government signature, but any reliable, appropriate, mutually agreed eSignature for non-government.

Singapore

  • Electronic Transactions Act – Requires eCertificate from approved Certification Authority for certain contract types, but others can use non-certified eSignature.

Indonesia

  • Electronic Information & Transaction Law (2008) – Certified and Uncertified eSignatures allowed. Certified has more evidentiary value, but neither have been fully accepted by courts in Indonesia. Application and implementation of law is uncertain…

India

  • Information Technology Act (2000) – No specified form of signature stated.

China

  • PRC Electronic Signature Law (2004) – No specified form of signature stated.

Japan

  • The Electronic Signatures and Certification Business Act (2000) – No specified form of eSignature stated.

New Zealand

  • Electronic Commerce Act (2006) – No specified form of eSignature stated.

Jordan

  • Electronic Transactions Law (2001) – Any form of eSignature allowed as long as the audit trail holds up.

Malaysia

  • Electronic Transactions Act (2002) – Any form of eSignature allowed.

Saudi Arabia

  • Electronic Transactions Law (2007) – eSignature not available to private parties – only through National Centre for Digital Certification. Government only.

Macau

  • Macau Law of Electronic Documents and Signatures (2005) – Any form of eSignature allowed.

South Korea

  • Digital Signature Act (2013) – Any form of eSignature allowed.

Taiwan

  • Electronic Signature Act (2001) – Any form of eSignature allowed.

Thailand

  • Electronic Transactions Act (2001) – Any form of eSignature allowed.

UAE

  • Electronic Commerce Act (2006) – Any form of eSignature allowed.

Turkey

  • Electronic Signature Law (2004) – Any form of eSignature allowed.

Vietnam

  • Law on E-Transaction No. 51/2005/QH11 (2005) – Any form of eSignature allowed.