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Thai law highlights that no document or signature will be denied validity and admissibility solely based on its electronic nature. They will usually be seen intrinsically as long as legally able entities have reached an agreement.
As per Section 26 of the Electronic Transaction Act, an electronic signature is deemed reliable if:
Legal sanctity of electronic signatures and e-documents under Thai Laws
The Electronic Transaction Act (ETA) is the key regulation for electronic signatures. The ETA states that electronic documents or messages that have an electronic signature attached to them are legally enforceable. Under the ETA, no document will be denied validity and admissibility solely based on its electronic nature.
Use cases of electronic signature in Thailand
The COVID-19 pandemic has radically changed our lifestyles and how one conducts business. Most non-essential companies have established completely remote work setups. This “new normal” has concentrated more attention on electronic means of transactions. The “new normal” in the age of Covid-19 proceeds to facilitate the use of eSignatures.
Documents that cannot be e-signed in Thailand:
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