The Electronic Transactions Law

The State Peace and Development Council
The Electronic Transactions Law
(The State Peace and Development Council Law No. 5/ 2004)
The 12th Waxing Day of Kason, 1366 M.E.
(30th April, 2004)
The State Peace and Development Council hereby enacts the following Law: -

Chapter I
Title and Definition
1. This Law shall be called the Electronic Transactions Law.
2. The following expressions contained in this Law shall have the meanings given hereunder: (a) Information includes data, texts, images, sounds, codes, computer programmes, software and databases;
(b) Electronic record means a record generated, sent, received or stored by means of electronic, magnetic, optical or any other similar
technologies in an information system or for transmission from one information system to another;
(c) Electronic data message means an information generated, sent, received or stored by means of electronic, optical or any other similar
technologies, including electronic data interchange, fax, e-mail, telegraph, telex and telecopy.
(d) Computer means a device capable of receiving, transmitting, storing, processing or retrieving information and records, using arithmetic and
logical means by manipulation of electronic, magnetic, optical or any other similar technologies;
(e) Computer network means the network system of the interconnection of computers through use of satellite or by any other technologies;
(f) Electronic signature means any symbol or mark arranged personally or on his behalf by electronic technology or any other similar
technologies to verify the authenticity of the source of the electronic record and the absence of amendment or substitution;
(g) Certification authority means a person or an organization that has been granted a licence by the Control Board under this Law for services in
respect of the electronic signature;
(h) Certificate means the certificate issued to a subscriber by the certification authority as an electronic data message or other record identifying
the relation between the signer of an electronic signature and the electronic data message ;
(i) Originator means a person by whom or on whose behalf the electronic record or electronic data message purports to have been created,
generated or sent. This expression does not include a person acting as an intermediary with respect to electronic record or electronic data
message;

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