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Article: Review of The Electronic Transaction Ordinance: Can The Personal Identification Number Replace The Digital Signature?

TitleReview of The Electronic Transaction Ordinance: Can The Personal Identification Number Replace The Digital Signature?
Authors
Issue Date2002
PublisherSweet & Maxwell Asia. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hku.hk/law/hklj/
Citation
Hong Kong Law Journal, 2002, v. 32 n. 2, p. 241-258 How to Cite?
AbstractIn a recent consultation document, the Information Technology and Broadcasting Bureau proposed that personal identification numbers (PINs) be accepted as a form of signature for the purposes of the Electronic Transactions Ordinance (ETO) (Cap 553). This article explains why this proposal is fundamentally flawed. The article identifies three basic requirements for a signature and examines whether they are satisfied by digital signatures and PINs. It concludes that while a digital signature has built into it all the elements necessary for compliance with the requirements, a PIN can only be used for the purpose of authorisation and cannot be elevated to the status of a signature as required by the ETO.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/89051
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.215
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.101

 

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dc.contributor.authorPun, KHen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHui, Len_HK
dc.contributor.authorChow, KPen_HK
dc.contributor.authorTsang, WWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChong, CFen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, HWen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T09:51:46Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T09:51:46Z-
dc.date.issued2002en_HK
dc.identifier.citationHong Kong Law Journal, 2002, v. 32 n. 2, p. 241-258en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0378-0600en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/89051-
dc.description.abstractIn a recent consultation document, the Information Technology and Broadcasting Bureau proposed that personal identification numbers (PINs) be accepted as a form of signature for the purposes of the Electronic Transactions Ordinance (ETO) (Cap 553). This article explains why this proposal is fundamentally flawed. The article identifies three basic requirements for a signature and examines whether they are satisfied by digital signatures and PINs. It concludes that while a digital signature has built into it all the elements necessary for compliance with the requirements, a PIN can only be used for the purpose of authorisation and cannot be elevated to the status of a signature as required by the ETO.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherSweet & Maxwell Asia. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hku.hk/law/hklj/en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofHong Kong Law Journalen_HK
dc.rightsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.-
dc.titleReview of The Electronic Transaction Ordinance: Can The Personal Identification Number Replace The Digital Signature?en_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=0378-0600&volume=32&issue=2&spage=241&epage=258&date=2002&atitle=Review+of+The+Electronic+Transaction+Ordinance:+Can+The+Personal+Identification+Number+Replace+The+Digital+Signature?en_HK
dc.identifier.emailPun, KH: pun@cs.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailHui, L: hui@cs.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailChow, KP: chow@cs.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailTsang, WW: tsang@cs.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailChong, CF: chong@cs.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailChan, HW: hwchan@cs.hku.hk-
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dc.identifier.volume32-
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