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15 Jan 2021

Use of electronic signatures in Singapore

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The global technological landscape is evolving rapidly and various advancements in digital technologies have transformed the way we transact. In the context of the ongoing digital revolution, the Singapore government has announced Singapore's goal to become a leading Digital Economy. On 5 November 2020, the Singapore government launched a new digital signing service, the "Sign with SingPass", that allows SingPass users to electronically sign contracts and other legal documentation . This supports efforts to digitise Singapore government services as it allows users to complete transactions with the Singapore government without the need to be physically present to sign documents.

In light of the accelerated pace of digitalisation precipitated by COVID-19, the use of electronic signatures has become increasingly relevant to businesses. In this article, we will discuss the key issues relating to the use of electronic signatures in Singapore.

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