Headlines 28/09/2020 16:44 CH

Digital signatures used in SI-related electronic documents are now regulated

Kim Huệ

On September 22, 2020, the Vietnam Social Security issues the Decision No. 1166/QD-BHXH adopting the Regulations on provision, management and use of digital certificates, digital signature authentication services for the social insurance sector.

According to this document, regulations regarding the use of digital signatures for electronic documents used in the social insurance sector will be imposed as follows:

- Electronic documents must fully carry digital signatures of individuals or organizations responsible for signing electronic documents in accordance with regulations.

- An electronic document carrying a digital signature affixed by a person can have the same value as a hard-copy document carrying the handwritten signature affixed by that person.   

An electronic document carrying the digital signature affixed by a competent person in accordance with law on management and use of stamps will have the same value as a hard-copy document carrying the handwritten signature affixed by that competent person and the stamp.

- If electronic documents converted into digital documents from the signed and/or sealed hard-copy documents bear the digital signatures affixed by authorities or entities issuing these documents, they will have the same value as the signed and/or sealed hard-copy documents that have not yet been converted into digital ones.

- Pursuant to laws, signing on behalf of or by order of another person by the person authorized to use the trustor’s signature will be understood based on the signee’s title specified on the digital certificate.

Decision No. 1166/QD-BHXH is taking effect on October 1, 2020.

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