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Sec 15, Information Technology Act 2000: Secure Electronic Signature

Information Technology Act 2000

Chapter V (Secure Electronic Records and Secure Electronic Signature)

Section 15 (Secure electronic signature)

❝An electronic signature shall be deemed to be a secure electronic signature if—

 (i) the signature creation data, at the time of affixing signature, was under the exclusive control of signatory and no other person; and
 (ii) the signature creation data was stored and affixed in such exclusive manner as may be prescribed.

Explanation.–In case of digital signature, the “signature creation data” means the private key of the subscriber.❞


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Notes:

(1) Section 15 of the principal Act was substituted by the Information Technology (Amendment) Act 2008 w.e.f. 27th October 2009.

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