67A: Proof as to digital Signature : Except in the case of a secure digital signature, if the digital signature of any subscriber is alleged to an electronic record, the fact that such digital signature is the digital signature of the subscriber must be proved.
Section 15 defining Secure Digital Signature was fulfilled by the ordinary digital signature itself and hence the difference sought to be made in this regard between the secure digital signature and the other digital signature was not perceptible to layman.
15 Secure Digital Signature If, by application of a security procedure agreed to by the parties concerned, it can be verified that a digital signature, at the time it was affixed, was -Signatures
Notification dated October 29 2004, the MCIT sought to bring in the distinction between the Secure Digital Signature and the other Digital Signature by the following notification.
Secure digital signature : A digital signature shall be deemed to be a secure digital signature for the purposes of the Act if the following procedure has been applied to it, namely :
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