The electronic signature in Ecuador

According to Law No. 2002-67 concerning e-signatures,e-commerce, the e-signature in Ecuador has the same legal validity as the handwritten signature, as long as it fulfils the following requirements:

  1. To be unique
  2. To uniquely identify the signatory’s authorship and identity
  3. Its creation and verification method is reliable, secure and unalterable for the purpose to which the message was generated or communicated.
  4. At the time the electronic signature is created, the data used in the creation of the electronic signature are under the exclusive control of the signatory; and
  5. Making sure that the signature is controlled by the holder.

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