Thailand has legally recognized eSignatures since 2001 with The Electronic Transactions Act (ETA.) This act was created due to the growing use of technology in businesses and government entities.
The Electronic Transactions Act sets guidelines to exemplify the credibility and validity of eSignatures.
Thailand has a tiered eSignature legal model and recognizes digital signatures as a distinct type of eSignature.
eSignatures in Thailand are broadly defined as “letter, character, number, sound or any other symbol created in electronic form and affixed to a data message in order to establish the association between a person and a data message for the purpose of identifying the signatory who involves in such data message and showing that the signatory approves the information contained in such data message.”
According to the ETA, The following guidelines must be met for an eSignature to be valid:
The signatory also has the responsibility to keep the signed document within their control and prevent any unauthorized use, damage, or alterations.
In some stances when the digital signatures are required, parties must provide additional documentation in court.
The tiered eSignature legal model in Thailand allows companies to select the type of eSignatures to use while conducting their business.
eSignatures are not recommended for: