The electronic signature in Chile

Governed by Ley sobre documentos electrónicos, firma electrónica y servicios  de certificación de dicha firma (19.799 de 2002). In article 3, the law recognizes electronic signatures as legal and applicable and in article 5 their admissibility.

The law differentiates the electronic signature from the advanced electronic signature. Unlike other countries, in Chile electronic signatures are valid, as long as the author of the signature is formally identified. The electronic signature is presumed to be valid unless evidence to the contrary is provided.

Exceptions are documents or agreements that require the personal attendance of at least one of the participants, and those related to family law.

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