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Author Mason, Stephen (Barrister), author.

Title Electronic signatures in law / Stephen Mason of the Middle Temple, Barrister.

Publication Info. London : Institute of Advanced Legal Studies for the SAS Humanities Digital Library, School of Advanced Study, University of London, 2016.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Edition Fourth edition.
Description 1 online resource (lvii, 418 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
data file
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The signature -- International initiatives -- The practical issues in using electronic signatures in different jurisdictions -- The European Union -- England and Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland -- Introduction to the electronic signature -- Electronic sound -- The 'I accept' and 'wrap' methods of indicating intent -- Personal identification number (PIN) and password -- Typing a name into an electronic document -- The name in an email address -- A manuscript signature that has been scanned -- Biodynamic version of a manuscript signature -- Digital signatures -- Liability -- Evidence and data signatures -- Data protection.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (Humanities Digital Library, viewed January 30, 2017).
Summary This fourth edition of the well-established practitioner text sets out what constitutes an electronic signature, the form an electronic signature can take, and discusses the issues relating to evidence - illustrated by analysis of relevant case law and legislation from a wide range of common law and civil law jurisdictions. Stephen Mason is a leading authority on electronic signatures and electronic evidence, having advised global corporations and governments on these topics. He is also the editor of Electronic Evidence and International Electronic Evidence, and he founded the international open-source journal Digital Evidence and Electronic Signature Law Review in 2004. This book is also available online at
Subject Digital signatures -- Law and legislation -- Great Britain.
Contracts -- Great Britain -- Automation.
Data encryption (Computer science) -- Law and legislation -- Great Britain.
Digital signatures -- Law and legislation.
Contracts -- Automation.
Data encryption (Computer science) -- Law and legislation.
Contrats -- Grande-Bretagne -- Automatisation.
Contrats -- Automatisation.
LAW -- Legal Profession.
Contracts -- Automation. (OCoLC)fst00876972
Data encryption (Computer science) -- Law and legislation. (OCoLC)fst00887937
Digital signatures -- Law and legislation. (OCoLC)fst00893726
Great Britain. (OCoLC)fst01204623
Added Author University of London. Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, issuing body.
ISBN 9781911507017 (electronic bk.)
191150701X (electronic bk.)
Standard No. UKMGB 018100546

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