Digital Signature

Digital signature is an electronic signature used to verify the identity of the sender/ signer of a message and also to ensure the correctness and validity of information in electronic transactions. The use of recognized digital signature can fulfil requirements of confidentiality, identity authentication, non-repudiation, and integrity of an information.
 
The Digital Signature Act 1997 (DSA 1997) which came into force on 1st October 1998, with the purpose of regulating the use of digital signature in Malaysia, ensures the security of legal issues related to electronic transactions and verifies the use of digital signatures through certificates issued by licensed Certification Authority (CA).
 
The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) is responsible to administer, enforce, carry out and give effect to the provisions under DSA 1997 for the purpose of monitoring and overseeing the activities of CAs.

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