PUBLIC KEY INFRASTRUCTURE
In order to enable sending documents electronically the Digital Signature Act was passed on March 8, 2000, which created legal effect for the implementation of digital signature. The law provides an opportunity to use digital signature equally with the hand-written signature.A document signed according to this act enables the receiver to ascertain the person behind the signature, the time of signing, and whether the document has been altered after the signing. It requires no special knowledge to give a signature or ascertain its authenticity; most of the necessary operations are made by software means. This requires respective software as well as access to the public data communications network (Internet).
The Digital Signatures Act entered into force on December 15, 2000.