Guatemala Activates Electronic Signatures
Electronic signature certifiers can now register themselves in the recently inaugurated Registry of Certification Service Providers.
Friday, June 19, 2009
The Registry of Certification Service Providers (RPSC, acronym in Spanish) will enable the operation of entities that provide electronic signature certification. In order to become members of RPSC, companies have to pay $170,000 for registration plus approximately $2,450 to begin the process of operation, reported Skarlette Anthone, Executive Director of RPSC, to Prensalibre.com. Ms. Anthone also stated, “At this time, three companies have expressed their interest in becoming members of the registry, along with executives and lawyers.”
The National Electronic Signatures Department will certify, provide and deliver electronic signatures, time stamping services, archiving and preservation of data messages.
The Executive has given approval for the Public Registry of Panama to be the certification authority for electronic signatures in the Republic of Panama.
The Guatemalan Chamber of Commerce is the first entity to become a Registration Authority for the issuance of electronic signatures in the country and Central America.
Authorities of the Ministry of the Economy announced the date when the Electronic Signatures Registry (REF) will begin to operate.
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