Implementing the electronic signature law in Tanzania – successes, challenges, and prospects
In a bid to implement the Electronic Transactions Act 2015, Tanzania initiated the adoption of a National Public Key infrastructure (PKI) framework. However, the plan has not been executed as expected because of certain gaps and ambiguities in the laws. This article examines the existing laws providing for the legal validity, admissibility and enforceability of electronic signatures especially using PKI; identifies the weaknesses of the existing laws and recommends new laws relevant to PKI that should be considered, and their rationale.
Index words: Tanzania, electronic signature, PKI, cryptography, certification