Chamber approves mutual recognition of digital signatures in Mercosul

This Wednesday, October 18, 2023, the Chamber of Deputies approved Legislative Decree No. 929-C, of 2021, which ratifies the Text of the Agreement on Mutual Recognition of Mercosul Digital Signature Certificates. This milestone represents a significant step in promoting digital security and cooperation between Mercosur member countries. The proposal goes to the Senate.

The agreement establishes the basis for the mutual recognition of digital signature certificates between Mercosur countries, which include Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay. This measure is essential to simplify and strengthen qualified electronic signatures in commercial transactions between these nations.

The approval of the agreement received broad support from the Committees on Foreign Relations and National Defense, Science and Technology, Communication and IT, and the Constitution and Justice and Citizenship.

The Agreement will contribute to facilitating cross-border e-commerce, streamlining government processes and increasing trust in online transactions. Furthermore, it will help combat fraud and cybercrime as it establishes strict digital authentication standards.

InterID, in its capacity as its Executive Secretariat of the Mixed Parliamentary Front to Guarantee the Right to Identity (FrenID), expressed its support for the approval of this agreement, recognizing the importance of secure digital identification as a key element in driving modernization and efficiency in various sectors.

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