Electronic Signatures: Legislative Developments and Acceptance Issues

  • Aashish Srivastava


The origin of the electronic signature technology, in particular, digital signature, can be traced back to 1976 when the concept of public-key cryptography (PKC) was introduced by Diffie and Hellman. Two years later, the idea of PKC was extended to third party intermediary and digital signature certificates by Kohnfelder. Coincidentally, during the same period, the United Nations Convention on the Carriage of Goods by Sea 1978 (the Hamburg Rules) was drafted. Article 14(3) of the Hamburg Rules states that:


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aashish Srivastava
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  1. 1.Business law and TaxationMonash UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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