Digital Signature

The emergence of the digital signature is to ensure secured connection between two transactional parties. Security and commitment are key issues for commercial online transactions, as the Internet is an open network prone to problems such as identity fraud, third party interference and manipulation of information.

The enactment of the Digital Signature Act 1997 (DSA 1997) effective on 1st Oct 1998, introduces and implements the usage of Digital Certificate for Internet based commercial transactions.

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) as the Controller of Certification Authorities is responsible for administering, enforcing, carrying out and giving effect to the provision under DSA 1997 for the purpose of monitoring and overseeing the activities of Certification Authorities.

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