Electronic Documents Act

Original Language Title: Elektronisko dokumentu likums

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The Saeima has adopted and the President promulgated the following laws: law on electronic documents, chapter I. General provisions article 1. The terms used in the law, the law is applied in the following terms: 1) secure electronic signature creation tools-software, hardware and electronic signature creation data that meets all the following requirements: (a)) the electronic signature creation data is created only once, and that their secrecy is ensured, b) digital signature creation data can be derived, and not using technology, the digital signature is secured against counterfeiting, c) electronic signature-creation data will be protected against it that third parties might unlawfully use, d) secure electronic signature creation features do not change the sign electronic documents and that this does not preclude the document before signing it;
2) secure electronic signature, electronic signature that meets all the following requirements: (a)) it is attached only to the signer, b) it provides identification of the signer, c) that is created by a secure electronic signature creation features that can be controlled only the signer, d) it is linked with the signed electronic documents so that subsequent changes to this document should be noticeable, it is certified with e) a qualified certificate;
3) electronic document: any electronically created, stored, sent or received data that enables them to use some of the activities, to the implementation and protection of the law;
4) electronic signature-electronic data, which added to the electronic document, or logically associated with the electronic document, ensure the authenticity of the document and confirm their identity;
5) digital signature verification data — data that is used to verify the electronic signature;
6) electronic signature creation data — once created the data that are used by the signatory to create an electronic signature;
7) qualified certificate: a certificate that contains information specified in this law, and which is issued by a trusted certification service provider;
8) time stamp: a digitally signed proof that an electronic document is a specific date and time will be highlighted at the certification service provider;
9) signatory — person with the electronic signature creation features, acting either on his own behalf, or the natural or legal person, or the name of the institution that it represents;
10) certification services — certificate issuance, cancellation, suspension of certificates and certificate renewal tracking, digital signature verification data registry maintenance, electronic document markup with a time stamp, as well as with the digital signatures related advice;
11) certificate: an electronic attestation which links the electronic signature verification data to the signer and signer identity serves.
 
2. article. The operation of the law (1) this law determines the electronic document and electronic signature legal status.
(2) this law shall not apply, if the electronic document markup with the time stamp of the physical or legal person who is not the certification service provider.
 
Chapter II. Electronic document and its derivatives article 3. Electronic document (1) the requirement for the written form of the document in respect of an electronic document is satisfied if the electronic document is the electronic signature and electronic document meet the other regulatory requirements.
(2) the electronic document is considered to be the handwritten sign, if it is a secure electronic signature.
(3) if the law provides that in addition to the other document properties, you also need the imprint of the stamp, the requirement for an electronic document is satisfied if the electronic document is a safe electronic signature and a time stamp.
(4) the electronic signature has legal evidence, and an electronic document as evidence of submission to the competent authorities is not limited only on the basis that: 1) document is in electronic form;
2) then is not a secure electronic signature.
(5) electronic document circulation between State and local authorities or between the latter and the natural and legal persons of the electronic document shall be deemed signed if it is a safe electronic signature and a time stamp.
(6) the provisions of this Act do not apply: 1) contracts that are created or transferred rights to real estate, except for rental rights;
2) contracts under the law in force, if they are not certified in accordance with the procedure prescribed by law;
3) guarantee contracts if the guarantee is granted, and the mortgage, if the security furnished by persons acting for purposes which are not related to that person's trade, business or profession;
4) transactions in family law and inheritance law.
 
4. article. The original electronic document (1) If a law requires a document to store or display the original, this requirement with respect to an electronic document is satisfied if the electronic document complies with article 3 of this law, the second and third part.
(2) the first paragraph of this article refers to the obligation expressed in the form of a claim or where the legislation provides for a specific legal consequences for document storage or not is not the original document.
 
5. article. Electronic document derivatives (1) electronic copy of the document, copy or statement in paper form have the same legal effect as the original, if the copy, copy or extract certified accuracy in accordance with legislative requirements and if a paper copy, copy or extract issued, upon request, to produce the original of the document in electronic form, and it meets the requirements of this law.
(2) the electronic copy of the paper document, copy or statement has the same legal effect as the original, if the person in accordance with legislative requirements, certify copies of original documents, copies or extracts, has confirmed its accuracy with secure electronic signature and time stamp, and it meets the requirements of the law.
(3) a duplicate paper documents in electronic form have the same legal effect as the original, if a duplicate is issued and presented according to this law and other legislative requirements.
(4) create derivatives of the electronic document in paper form can only come from such electronic documents that can display the read-only or graphical way.
 
Chapter III. Electronic document circulation and storage rules article 6. Electronic document circulation and storage General provisions (1) where the law requires some kind of paper document development, presentation and storage, these same rules also apply to electronic documents.
(2) the development of electronic documents, presentation, storage and movement of national and municipal institutions, arrangements and electronic document circulation between State and local authorities or between the latter and the natural or legal persons who are regulated by the Cabinet of Ministers regulations.
(3) the State Archives Directorate is responsible for the electronic evaluation and selection for long-term and permanent storage, it also monitors to State and local authorities to ensure that the archives electronic document retention and accessibility.
(4) the State and local authorities in the development of electronic document circulation, internal instructions which comply with that rule and the second part of this article, the Cabinet of Ministers referred to in the rules, as well as the work of the authority and ensure that natural and legal persons the possibility to submit to State and local authorities and to receive from them documents, copies, copies, extracts and duplicates in electronic or other form by personal check.
(5) the type of electronic documentation and the period within which they shall be deposited in the national archives, the governing Cabinet.
 
7. article. Electronic document storage special provisions (1) where the law requires that certain documents, records or data must be stored, this requirement for an electronic document is satisfied if: 1) data, what it involves, is available for use;
2) the electronic document is retained in the form in which it was originally created, sent or received, or in a form that displays initially created, sent or received data;
3) stored data allows you to control the electronic document's origin or destination, sending or receiving.
(2) the first subparagraph of paragraph 3 shall not apply to data that are automatically created for the electronic transmission of the receipt of the document or the process.
(3) a Person may satisfy the requirement of the first paragraph of article, using the services of another person, subject to the provisions of this law.
 
Chapter IV. The certification-service-provider and trusted certification service provider in article 8. Certification service provider (1) the certification-service-provider is the person or entity providing certification services without special authorisation.
(2) a certification service provider accreditation is voluntary.

(3) certification service providers are considered reliable, if it meets all of article 9 of this law.
 
9. article. Trusted certification service provider Of trusted certification service provider shall be considered to be the natural or legal person who meets all the following requirements: 1) use trusted personnel who have certification services necessary expertise, experience, qualification, which is familiar with the relevant provision of certification services for safety regulations and are not penalized for intentional criminal offence committed;
2) uses the trusted and secure information systems and products are adequately protected against unauthorized access and changes;
3) maintain sufficient financial resources to comply with this Act and the regulations issued on the basis of the law and insure their civil liability to pay the evil purpose or negligently damages people;
4) is an accredited data State Inspectorate (hereinafter the supervisory authority) in accordance with the procedure laid down in this Act;
5) provides the digital signature verification data registry continuous availability online;
6) provides immediate qualified the cancellation of the certificate, the suspension and restore option in the cases specified in this law;
7) provide, to any point in time can be detected qualified certificate issuance, suspension, cancellation and renewal date and time;
8) uses a secure system for holding the certificate of qualified verifiable form and ensure that: (a)) only trusted certification service provider authorised persons can make entries and changes to it, (b)) it is possible to verify and detect changes in information, c) issued qualified certificates are not available to the public, except where the written consent of the signer received, d) any technical changes affecting the safety requirements, are visible to the system administrator, e) use the technology to using the electronic signature creation data, they are never copied.
9) select the electronic document with a time stamp enables you to identify without doubt received electronic document date and time;
10) ensure that time stamp does not alter the signed electronic documents.
 
10. article. Trusted certification service provider accreditation for the accreditation of the supervisory authority the following documents should be submitted: 1) written application;
2) the provision of certification services;
3) certification service information security systems and procedures;
4) certification service information system security controls and procedures for the opinion;
5) document attesting to this law, article 9 (3) of the requirements.
 
11. article. The provision of certification services (1) the provisions of the provision of certification services shall include: 1) trusted certification service provider company, registration number or first name, last name, ID number, address, telephone and electronic mail address;
2) for information on the provision of certification services used for information systems, facilities, technologies, computer programs and their use rights supporting documents;
3) trusted certification service provider and the model contract of the signer;
4) for information on the qualified certificate procedure and its safety;
5) information on the various possibilities to limit the signer's secure electronic signature;
6) information on the qualified certificate revocation, suspension of its operations and restore procedures;
7) information on technical and technological possibilities that the certification service provider to offer to protect the secure electronic signature creation features, digital signature verification data and qualified certificate from unlawful use;
8) information about how continuous online mode will ensure free access to the digital signature verification data, issued, annulled, suspended, and restore the registry to certificates;
9) for information on the electronic document markup with a time stamp and the safety of this procedure;
10) information about how continuous online mode will ensure free access to the time stamp of the registry.
(2) where a change in the rules for the provision of certification services information, trusted certification service provider shall immediately submit to the supervisory authority in the amendment to the provision of certification services.
 
12. article. Provision of certification services in information systems, security equipment and procedures description (1) certification information system of the provision of services, equipment and safety procedures in the description of the particulars shall be determined by the Cabinet of Ministers.
(2) where a change in the provision of certification services in information systems, safety equipment and procedures specified in the description of the information, trusted certification service provider shall immediately submit the amendments to the supervisory authority information systems, safety equipment and procedures.
 
13. article. Certification service information system equipment and procedural security check (1) certification information system of the provision of services, facilities and safety inspection procedures and provide an expert opinion on it, which is included in the list approved by the supervisory authority.
(2) the supervisory authorities included in the list approved by the person who meets all the following requirements: 1) it has the technical capabilities to determine the provision of certification services in information systems, facilities and procedures for security compliance with regulatory requirements;
2) it is legally and financially independent from the trusted certification service providers and supervisors;
3) it or its personnel is employed required knowledge;
4) it does not deal with the provision of certification services in the information system and other information technologies in production and delivery.
(3) the provision of certification services in information systems, facilities and procedures for security testing procedures and deadlines determined by the Cabinet of Ministers.
 
14. article. Civil liability insurance (1) with a trusted certification service provider operational risk the possible loss is required to be insured.
(2) the trusted certification service provider operational risk insurance provides the claims which may arise in connection with his activities.
(3) the Trusted certification service provider to the insurance contract must be concluded before receipt of accreditation, and the insurance contract is maintained throughout the provision of certification services.
(4) If a trusted certification service provider from an act or omission of a loss has been suffered, insurance company, on the basis of the insurance contract, this loss of the bear from a trusted certification service provider claims.
(5) the minimum insurance sum and insurance arrangements for calculating the remuneration is determined by the Cabinet of Ministers.
 
15. article. Individual data protection (1) the certification service provider may obtain physical personal data only directly from the signer's or from a third party, if the signer then agreed.
(2) a certification service provider may process the personal data only for the physical with the aim of issuing and maintaining the certificate.
(3) the certification service provider without the consent of the signatories may not process the physical personal data for other purposes.
 
Chapter v. Qualified certificate article 16. Information to be included in the qualified certificate a Qualified certificate (1) shall include the following information: 1) indicates that it is a qualified certificate;
2) trusted certification service provider company, registration number, country of incorporation or name, surname and personal code;
3) name of the signatory or a pseudonym, indicating that it is a pseudonym;
4) the signer's identity number;
5) qualified for the period of validity of the certificate;
6) trusted certification service provider assigned certificate number;
7) electronic signature-verification data which correspond to signature controlled electronic signature creation data.
(2) in addition to the first paragraph of this article, the information qualified certificate may also include the following information: 1) qualified the scope of certificate or other certificate operating restrictions;
specific to the signatory, 2) related legal fact (if necessary), depending on the purpose for which a qualified certificate is intended;
3 restrictions on transactions), which you can use to perform a qualified certificate;
4) the signer's personal identification number.
(3) a qualified certificate signed by a trusted certification service provider of secure electronic signature.
 
Article 17. A qualified certificate is issued (1) to receive a qualified certificate, submit a written application of the signer.
(2) Before issuing a certificate of a qualified trusted certification service provider in the presence of the signatories verify the signer's identity based on the signer's identity documents presented.

(3) the trusted certification service provider by the signer's certificate to qualified written request shall include information on the powers of the signatories or other information referred to in article 16 of this law the second part.
(4) reliable certification service provider by written request of the signer certificate the signatory's qualified name, you can type the nickname you specify a certificate accordingly.
(5) a qualified certificate issued by a trusted signer certification service provider.
(6) the signer may be issued multiple qualified certificates.
(7) reliable certification service provider, keeping this statutory responsibility, on a contractual basis may entrust another person to take the second, third and fourth subparagraph, if the written consent given to the supervisory authority.
 
18. article. Qualified certificate revocation, suspension and restoration (1) cancellation of a qualified certificate is the recognition of this certificate. Void qualified certificate is renewable.
(2) the trusted service provider of certification qualified certificate immediately cancelled in the following cases: 1) requires signatory to cancel the certificate;
2) trusted certification service provider receives the official information about the signer's death or a change in the other information contained in the certificate;
3) signer has provided trusted certification service provider false or misleading messages to receive a qualified certificate;
4) by following the Court ruling on the qualified certificate.
(3) a qualified certificate suspension is for this certificate is not valid at the time. Qualified certificate suspended operations can be restored.
(4) a qualified certificate renewal is the qualified certificate is valid, that operation was stopped.
(5) the qualified certificate is suspended and restored a reliable certification service provider by following the Court ruling or the signer's written request.
(6) a qualified certificate can not be cancelled and it cannot be stopped or renewed retroactively.
(7) the Secure electronic signature is invalid from a qualified certificate revocation or suspension.
(8) the signer's death in a secure electronic signature is invalid from the moment of death of the signer.
(9) If a trusted certification service provider without a legal basis, with evil intent or recklessly withdraws a qualified certificate, suspended or resumed its operations, a reliable certification service provider shall indemnify persons damages incurred by cancelling unjustified qualified certificate, suspended or restoring it.
 
Chapter VI. Trusted certification service provider supervision article 19. Trusted certification service provider management authority (1) the data State Inspectorate is a trusted provider of certification services supervisory authority.
(2) the supervisory authority shall monitor regularly the trusted certification service provider is complying with this Act and other legislation.
 
20. article. Supervisory authority (1) the supervisory authority shall have the following responsibilities: 1) accredited certification service providers according to the principle of voluntary accreditation;
2) check whether reliable certification service providers shall comply with the provision of certification services;
3) to monitor, to reliable certification service provider of information security systems and procedures comply with this law, other legislative requirements and certification service information systems, security equipment and procedures description;
4) to monitor for trusted certification service provider the issued, cancelled, suspended and reinstated the qualified certificate for electronic signature verification data and time stamp for the registry to be available in continuous online mode;
5) to ensure that Latvia accredited reliable certification service provider register also included information about other countries ' certification-service-providers which qualify for certificates issued in the Republic of Latvia guarantees trusted accredited certification service provider should be freely available online in a continuous mode.
(2) the supervisory authority shall maintain continuous online freely available trusted certification service provider, which contains the following information: 1) trusted certification service provider company or name and surname;
2) trusted certification service provider address, phone, electronic mail address;
3) the provision of certification services;
4) certification service information systems, security equipment and procedures;
5) certification service information systems, facilities and procedures for screening opinion;
6) date of accreditation;
7) information for the supervisory authorities reprimand, warnings or withdrawal of accreditation.
(3) If the documents submitted and the certification service provider to comply with this law and other legislative requirements, the supervisory authority within 10 days of this law referred to in article 10 of the date of receipt of documents shall be issued by a certification service provider accreditation certificate and include that referred to in the second subparagraph of article information a trusted certification service provider registry.
(4) If the documents submitted or the certification service provider does not comply with this Act or other legislation, the supervisory authority within 10 days of this law, article 10 of that document shall be issued in writing of the date of receipt of the refusal of accreditation.
 
21. article. Monitoring measures (1) the supervisory authority has the right to give instructions to the trusted certification service provider to prevent compliance with this Act, the regulations, the trusted certification service provider listed in the registry for the provision of certification services or the provision of certification services in information systems, safety equipment and procedures.
(2) the deadlines for the correction of non-compliance is determined by the supervisory authority.
(3) If the supervisory authorities of its instructions are not complied with within the time limit set, the supervisory authority shall notify the trusted certification service provider on the possible withdrawal of the accreditation.
(4) If, within 10 days after the alert the supervisory authority on the withdrawal of the accreditation of the supervisory authority guidelines are not met, a trustworthy certification services provider the accreditation is to be cancelled immediately and the information about the withdrawal of accreditation to include trusted certification service provider registry.
(5) the trusted certification service provider accreditation withdrawal applicable to this law, article 22, second, third, fourth and fifth.
(6) supervision, supervisory authority shows a service card. That person has the following rights: 1) free to visit any not habitable spaces where the trusted certification service provider of information systems and equipment, and trusted certification service provider in the presence to carry out the necessary checks, or other measures to impose a certification process to provide services with law, regulations, a trusted certification service provider listed in the registry for the provision of certification services and certification service information system equipment and procedures, security description;
2) require written or oral explanation of trusted certification service provider representatives and staff;
3) access to documents and other information relating to the provision of certification services;
4) require the provision of certification services in information systems, test equipment and procedures and to establish the independent expertise in the matter.
(7) the supervision authority has the right to apply to the Court to terminate the trusted certification service provider if the trusted certification service provider violates this law or other laws and regulations.
(8) decisions of the supervisory authority may appeal to the Court.
 
22. article. Trusted certification service provider termination, declaring bankruptcy and suspension of the provision of services (1) reliable certification service provider in writing without delay and shall inform the management authority of the signatories, with which it concluded a contract for the provision of certification services, that the operation has ended, that it declared insolvent or that the provision of certification services is stopped.
(2) the trusted certification service provider referred to in the first subparagraph in cases provided by a certification-service-related data, information, databases, registry, other information belonging to, information system and maintenance of certification services, by mutual agreement by transferring them to another trusted certification service provider.
(3) the transfer of all the procedures and deadlines shall be informed in writing without delay of the supervisory authority.

(4) If the article referred to in the second paragraph of the transfer is not possible, a reliable certification service provider with certification services related data, information, databases, logs, other non-information, information systems and certification services under the supervision of the supervisory authority will be transferred to the national archives.
(5) the signatory, after having received the information about the trusted certification service provider termination, declared insolvent or suspension of service, is entitled to their own with a qualified certificate issued by the relevant data to the other trusted certification service provider of their choice.
(6) the supervision authority shall immediately revoke the transaction note for insolvent proclaimed or suspended provision of certification services in a trusted certification service provider accreditation, information about it including a trusted certification service provider registry.
 
Chapter VII. Trusted certification service provider and the signer's responsibilities and liability article 23. Trusted certification service provider responsibilities a trusted certification service provider has the following responsibilities: 1) use secure certification service information systems, facilities, and procedures that guarantee the proper security certification services;
2) to take the necessary measures to guarantee a safe electronic signature creation data confidentiality and protection against illegal electronic signature creation data processing and the use of a qualified certificate of protection against counterfeiting and the availability of the certificate only with the consent of the signatory;
3) to ensure the provision of certification services in information systems, facilities and procedures for compliance with this Act and regulations;
4) ensure that the signer personally identifiable information included in the qualified certificate, just based on the presence of the signatories presented identity documents;
5) to ensure that a qualified certificate issued by the signatories of the agreement on the provision of certification services;
6) before the conclusion of the contract in writing inform the signatories about the terms and conditions relating to the qualified certificate, including any limitations on the use of the certificate concerning the complaints and dispute procedures for trusted certification service provider liability. Information may be sent electronically to verify with reliable certification service provider of secure electronic signature. The relevant parts of this information made available to the people who rely on a qualified certificate, at the request of that person;
7) before the conclusion of the contract in writing inform the signatories on the provision of certification services rules and security measures that make reliable certification service provider to prevent qualified certificate issued illegal use;
8) by a qualified certificate is issued to inform the undersigned in writing of the conditions laid down in the certificate and certificate use restrictions;
9) follow this law, other laws and regulations, a trusted certification service provider registry certification in terms of the provision of services and the provision of certification services in information security systems and procedures;
10) immediately inform the management authority of all factors that hinder respect this law, other laws and regulations, a trusted certification service provider registry certification in terms of the provision of services or the provision of certification services in information security systems and procedures;
11) immediately withdraw the qualified certificate of this law article 18, in the cases referred to in the second subparagraph;
12) If this Act article 18, second subparagraph, points 2 and 3 of the above facts can not be immediately and hesitate to approve, suspend the certificate of the qualified transaction to the relevant facts;
13) to immediately notify the signatory, it authorized or qualified inheritor of certificate revocation or suspension of its activities;
14) to maintain a free and freely available in full digital signature verification data, issued, annulled, suspended and renewed qualified certificate records and time stamp records the continuous online mode;
15) to make a full qualified certificate issuance, suspension, cancellation and renewal, as well as the time stamp of the procedure;
16) store with a qualified certificate and the time stamp information for a specific period of time in this Act and other legislation in the order;
17) regularly make the provision of certification services related information system equipment and procedural security check and keep checking. Testing logging tracked all activities associated with the qualified certificate, annulment, suspension and restoration, measures associated with the electronic document markup with a time stamp, as well as any other changes to the data. Inspection records be kept permanently. Checking records of certain legislation ensuring the physical and logical protection;
18) protective measures against potential qualified certificate and the time stamp of the counterfeiting, to guarantee the electronic signature creation data privacy during their creation;
19) don't keep and copy digital signature creation data;
20) to ensure that the time stamp of the internationally coordinated indicated the exact time;
21) regulations in order to provide information to the courts, prosecution and cognitive authorities issued, annulled, suspended and renewed the certificates and time stamp;
22) follow individual data protection laws and regulations governing the security of information systems;
23) cancelled and operation of cast out the qualified certificate register national archives, according to the Cabinet of Ministers regulations governing the procedures and time limits for the transmission of the electronic document, evaluated and be collected in the national archives;
24) to insure their civil liability.
 
24. article. Trusted certification service provider responsibilities (1) reliable certification services provider is liable for damage caused to any person who reasonably relied on a qualified certificate as regards: 1) of this Act or other legislation are complied with, shall issue a qualified certificate, as well as to the trusted certification service provider on the register for the provision of certification services or the provision of certification services in information systems, security equipment and procedures and the description;
2 qualified certificate) the information;
3) digital signature creation data contained in the certificate of conformity the electronic signature verification data qualified at the time of issue of the certificate;
4) electronic signature creation data and the signature-verification of electronic data in an appropriate manner.
(2) a reliable certification services provider is liable for damage caused to any person who reasonably relied on the qualified certificate if that certificate is registered or the cancellation of the suspension.
(3) the trusted certification service provider is not liable for damage caused to any person who reasonably relied on the qualified certificate, which is used without regard to the conditions or restrictions specified in the certificate or exceeding the amount of the transaction.
 
25. article. The signer's responsibilities and liability (1) the signatory has the following responsibilities: 1 to provide trusted certification) service provider true information;
2) before concluding a contract on the provision of certification services, to acknowledge, in writing, is familiar with the trusted certification service provider listed in the registry for the provision of certification services, the provision of certification services in information systems, facilities and procedures description of security and other security measures that the trusted certification service provider to prevent qualified illegal use of the certificate;
3) by qualified certificate to acknowledge, in writing, is familiar with the qualified certificate contains the conditions and restrictions;
4) to ensure that the electronic signature creation data is used without the signatory's message;
5) immediately require reliable certification service provider cancels a qualified certificate, or suspend its operation, if there is reason to believe that the electronic signature creation data used without signing messages;
6) immediately require reliable certification service provider cancels a qualified certificate, a change in the information it contains.
(2) the signatory is responsible for damage caused to any person who reasonably relied on the qualified certificate if: 1) the signatory provide reliable certification service provider to false information;
2) signer of the proper care of digital signature creation data protection against unauthorized use;

3) have had reason to believe that the electronic signature creation data used for messages, but without the signatory the signatory has not requested to be trusted by a certification-service-provider cancels a qualified certificate to the public or suspend its operation.
 
Chapter VIII. Foreign qualified certificate issued in recognition of article 26. Foreign country issued a qualified certificate is issued to the Foreign qualified certificate is specified in this law, legal status and legal consequences, if the status of the certificate and the certificate associated with the digital signature verification data may be checked, while in Latvia, and qualified certificate satisfies at least one of the following conditions: 1) it meets all this law and other legislative requirements;
2) it is issued by a management authority to voluntarily accredited certification service provider;
3) it guarantees the management authority to voluntarily accredited certification service provider;
4) Republic of Latvia recognised under international treaties;
5) it is issued by a Member State of the European Union an accredited certification service provider or the guarantees in the Member States of the European Union, an accredited certification service provider.
 
The transitional provisions of State and local authorities are obliged to accept electronic documents from the natural or legal persons not later than January 1, 2004.
The law shall enter into force on 1 January 2003.
The law adopted in 2002 the Saeima on 31 October.
 
The President of the Parliament instead of the President i. Otter Riga 2002 November 20 editorial Note: the law shall enter into force by 1 January 2003.

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