Authentication of electronic records
3. (/) Subject to the provisions of this section any subscriber may
authenticate an of electronic electronic record by affixing his digital
(2) The authentication of the electronic
record shall be effected by the use of asymmetric crypto system and hash
function which envelop and transform the initial electronic record into another
Explanation.—For the purposes of this
sub-section, "hash function" means an algorithm mapping or translation
of one sequence of bits into another, generally smaller,
set known as "hash result" such that an electronic record
yields the same hash result every time the algorithm is executed with the same
electronic record as its input making it computationally infeasible —
(a) to derive or reconstruct the original electronic record from the
hash result produced by the algorithm;
(b) that two electronic records can produce the same hash result
using the algorithm.
(3) Any person by the use of a public key of the subscriber can
verify the electronic record.
(4) The private key and the public key
are unique to the subscriber and constitute a functioning key pair.
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