Legal requirement: signatures

226 Legal requirement for signature

(1)

A legal requirement for a signature other than a witness’s signature is met by means of an electronic signature if the electronic signature—

(a)

adequately identifies the signatory and adequately indicates the signatory’s approval of the information to which the signature relates; and

(b)

is as reliable as is appropriate given the purpose for which, and the circumstances in which, the signature is required.

(2)

However, a legal requirement for a signature that relates to information legally required to be given to a person is met by means of an electronic signature only if that person consents to receiving the electronic signature.

Compare: 2002 No 35 s 22