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The Law on Electronic Transactions will take effect on July 3, 2024. To amend and supplement regulations in the Law and Decree 130/2018/ND-CP, a new Decree is being drafted on electronic signatures and trusted services to create a legal basis for the implementation of the Law in practice, and to ensure the effectiveness and efficiency of the Law.

The Law on Electronic Transactions No. 20/2023/QH15 will take effect on July 3, 2024. Due to the need to amend and supplement certain new regulations in the Law and Decree 130/2018/ND-CP, the Government needs to issue a new Decree on electronic signatures and trusted services. The purpose of this Decree is to ensure transparency and consistency in the implementation of the Law on Electronic Transactions, to create a legal basis for the implementation of the Law in practice, and to ensure the effectiveness and efficiency of the Law.

The draft of the Decree consists of 5 Chapters and 62 Articles, detailing the following:

Chapter I: Scope of regulation, applicable subjects, and interpretation of terms.

Chapter II: Electronic signatures: electronic signature certificates, specialized electronic signatures, digital signatures, and timestamps.

Chapter III: Trusted service business: trusted services, procedures for providing services, trusted service activities, and activities providing public digital signature services.

Chapter IV: Organization providing national electronic certification services and interconnection with organizations providing national electronic certification services.

Chapter V: Effective date, transitional provisions, and responsibilities for implementation.

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