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 Ms. Anthone also stated, “At this time, three companies have expressed their interest in becoming members of the registry, along with executives and lawyers.”

In addition to the fees, interested companies must also be certified under the regulations of ISO 27001 regarding electronic information security.

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Panama: Electronic Signature Now Has Regulations

November 2013

The National Electronic Signatures Department will certify, provide and deliver electronic signatures, time stamping services, archiving and preservation of data messages.

Hernando Abraham Carrasquilla, CEO of the Public Registry of Panama announced that laws regarding electronic signatures now have their respective regulation.

Electronic Signatures in Panama

May 2012

The Executive has given approval for the Public Registry of Panama to be the certification authority for electronic signatures in the Republic of Panama.

This authorization will facilitate the expeditious processing of electronic government services avoiding manual processes and achieving better coordination of management information between public agencies, said Abraham Carrasquilla, director of Public Registry.

Chamber of Commerce Implements Electronic Signatures

January 2012

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.

A press release from the Ministry of Economy of Guatemala states:

Guatemala, January 9th , 2012. Today at a press conference, Finance Minister Luis Velásquez alongside authorities from the Certification Service Providers Registry, RPCS - Guatemalan Chamber of Commerce -GCC-and the Inter-American Development Bank, BID introduced the GCC as the first certification services provider, an entity that as of February this year will implement Electronic Signature use.

Electronic Signature to Begin on June 15 in Guatemala

May 2009

Authorities of the Ministry of the Economy announced the date when the Electronic Signatures Registry (REF) will begin to operate.

Deputy Economy Minister Erasmo Velásquez stated that they will be publishing the regulations, which will give a legal base to the registry, in the coming days.

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