The main effect of the Electronic Signature Law will be to give electronic signatures the same legal status and validity as their handwritten counterparts.
Including: E-contracts; Relevant Laws; Consumer Protection; Privacy
The draft e-signature law gives electronic and handwritten signatures equal legal effect. However, the law relates only to e-signatures covered by qualified certificates and has been widely criticized because the draft does not take adjustment of the provisions of civil law into consideration.
On July 1 2000 new legislation on important consumer protection issues will become effective in Poland. The distance contracts regulations included in the new law may make e-commerce more difficult, but they reflect the level of consumer protection adopted in the European Union.
All three exchanges in Poland are considering amending their strict by-laws in order to give budding internet companies access to the markets.