A whole group of new services based on new technologies are not covered under the current Law on International Services.
The Salvadoran Foundation for Economic and Social Development (Fusades), is proposing amending the current law, so as to incorporate new services and update existing ones. It also proposes setting up a commission on international services which are responsible for maintaining the information.
An Electronic Commerce Law project, recently introduced to Congress, aims to guarantee Internet transactions.
Among other things, the law intends to regulate electronic document and signatures, signature certification companies, accreditation processes and documents needing certification for acts and contracts.
Although progress has been made in the last years, technology adoption must be much faster, specially in government paperwork.
The implementation of Digital Signatures is one of the top must-does. Although the legal framework has been ready for more than a year now, regulation and norms have only been approved a couple of days ago, and there is still no entity responsible of administering and supervising the system.
The draft for the Electronic Signature and Communications Law, which must be approved by the Assembly, is required for regulationg electronic operations.
Carmen Molina, in her article in elsalvador.com, writes: "Given that the Law must be approved by the Legislative Assembly, it is expected that the representatives discuss this transcendental topic in an open and interested way.
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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