The Law of Electronic Signature and Peculiarities of its Implementation in Lithuania

Rimantas Garuckas, Adolfas Kaziliūnas

Abstract


These days information technologies improve rapidly in raising information society and opening wide opportunities to provide some services electronically. It became necessary to create an effective and secure system which could ensure efficient provision of electronic services. For this purpose an electronic signatare was created, which is equated to a written signature. This article emphasizes the urgency to use an electronic signature, describing the legislative framework, and analyzes the implementation of the law of electronic signature in Lithuania. Firstly, the meaning of electronic signature based on definitions given in Lithuanian legal acts and international documents is explained. Also, the opportunities of usage of electronic signature are discussed. The practice of using electronic signature in Lithuania has been analyzed, positive and negative aspects have been identified. In this article a lot of attention is paid to differences of legislation of electronic signature and the possibilities of its implementation, which reduce the efficiency of an electronic signature. The object of this article is the law of electronic signature and a problem of its implementation in Lithuania. The article analyzes some legal acts related to electronic signature and its effect in Lithuania, evaluates the implementation process of the law of electronic signature and analyzes its features.

Keywords


electronic signature; public and private keys; certificate; data protection; legislation

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"Public Policy and Administration" ISSN online 2029-2872 / ISSN print 1648-2603