Digital Signatures Law Approved in Second Debate

September 2, 2005

THE Legislative Assembly approved the long awaited law to give certified digital signatures, as well as other vital electronic documents, the same legal validity as hard copies, in second debate Aug. 23.To take effect, the law awaits the signature of President Abel Pacheco and publication in the official government newspaper La Gaceta.Heralded as Costa Rica’s stepping stone into the digital era, the bill has been in the works since 2001 and is expected to have a significant impact on the daily workings of the business sector, government operations and judicial procedures (TT, June 17).For example, with the new law people will be able to submit government forms, pay bills and transfer property titles online, among other transactions, saving citizens from around the country trips to central offices in San José.

You may be interested

Adaptive surfing, part III: Riding the waves with Noah
sports
127 views
sports
127 views

Adaptive surfing, part III: Riding the waves with Noah

Ellen Zoe Golden - May 25, 2018

Part III in a series on adaptive surfing in Costa Rica. Read Part I, about the country's association for disabled…

It’s frog orgy season
Environment and Wildlife
1232 views
Environment and Wildlife
1232 views

It’s frog orgy season

Lindsay Fendt - May 25, 2018

The rainy season is upon us. For many of us that means hiding indoors for the next few months, but for Costa…

Costa Rica’s guilty voters
No Sugar Please
194 views
No Sugar Please
194 views

Costa Rica’s guilty voters

Álvaro Murillo - May 25, 2018

By what I have done, and by what I have left undone. A relative of mine is 70 years old…