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Digital Signature Act 1997 (Act 562)

Year of Version:2006
Date of Entry into Force:June 30, 1997
Date of Text (Enacted):June 18, 1997
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, IP Regulatory Body, Undisclosed Information (Trade Secrets)
The Digital Signature Act 1997 of Malaysia was enacted in 1997. There have been two revisions. The first total revision was in 2002, the second in 2006.

This Act incorporates all amendments up to January 1, 2006, which provides the licensing framework for the provision of digital signatures including the type of services, the qualification requirements, the application and registration fees. In particular, it introduces and implements the usage of Digital Certificate for Internet based commercial transactions in Malaysia.
Available Texts: 

Digital Signature Act 1997 (Act 562) Digital Signature Act 1997 (Act 562), Complete document (pdf) [229 KB] Digital Signature Act 1997 (Act 562), Complete document (htm) [278 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:MY058



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