Electronic signature certifiers can now register themselves in the recently inaugurated Registry of Certification Service Providers.
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.”
Transactions or electronic documents will be legally valid starting October 1.
This is in accordance with Decree 47-2008, the Law for the recognition of electronic communications and signatures that was published yesterday in the Diario de Centroamerica (Central American newspaper).
An electronic signature can be obtained from a certifying entity such as the CCG by presenting ID documents and filling out the necessary paperwork.
The "Recognition of Electronic Communications and Signatures" Law that was approved and legalizes the recognition of electronic communications and signatures.
With the implementation of this new law, Guatemala will join El Salvador and Costa Rica, two other countries that have adopted similar laws.
The Chamber of Commerce has found legal support in the new law for its its electronic commerce support project being carried out with the aid of the IDB with the goal of helping small and medium companies to enter into the so called e-commerce.
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