Authenticity of Electronic Signature Under Jordanian Legislation

Mohammad Mahjoob Almaharmeh


The novelty of electronic signature and its instability in the legislation of the Jordanian electronic transactions system and this is attributed to the novelty modern electronic transaction laws as a whole; whereas the temporary Jordanian electronic transactions law no. (85) Of 2001 was the beginning of recognition of the electronic dealing, despite the passage of years after the UNCITRAL Model Law on Electronic Signatures with its last amendments in 2001. What demonstrates the instability of the electronic signature system is the introduction of the legislature for the vocabulary of the public key, private key, protected signature and signature transactions documented in Law No. (15) Of 2015.The research on the attitude of the Jordanian legislator for a system of electronic signature and its legal value and the adopted legal policy made known about it, because as we shall see in this research, the legislature established a distinction between authenticities granted by the electronic signatures to the instrument depending on the electronic documentation.

Keywords: Electronic Signature – IT Laws – Cyber Laws – Authentication.


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