logoBC
Yaoundé - 19 October 2019 -
Economy

Cameroon: Adoption of E-signature rising but still needs publicity, according to the INS

Cameroon: Adoption of E-signature rising but still needs publicity, according to the INS
  • Comments   -   Tuesday, 08 October 2019 17:09

(Business in Cameroon) - Data gathered from the Cameroonian IT and Telecoms Agency ANTIC reveal notable advances in the use of digital signature in the country.

According to the institution managed by Ebot Ebot Enaw (Photo), between 2014 and 2019, the number of published documents using electronic signatures in Cameroon went from 2 to 200 and no fraudulent document has been detected. However, in a recent study, the national institute for statistics indicated that electronic signature needed further publicity in the country since most of the potential users have little knowledge of it.

Let’s note that digital signature is a mechanism that guarantees the integrity of an electronic document and authenticates the author. It is like the manual signature of a hard document. In Cameroon, it was operationalized via a decree issued on February 27, 2019, by the prime minister. This decree sets the modalities for declarations and preliminary authorizations. It also sets the requirements for the obtention of approval certificates for the importation, exportation as well for the use of cryptographic systems. On May 10, 2013, it was complemented by a joint decree of the ministries of finance and telecommunications. This joint decree sets the fees and payment modalities for the authentication of documents and contributions to the fight against cyber criminality.

S.A.

france-first-supplier-of-imported-products-under-cameroon-s-economic-partnership-with-the-eu
Between August 4, 2016, and August 4, 2019, under the economic partnership agreement with the European Union, there were four main suppliers for products...
cameroon-successes-and-challenges-of-the-construction-of-the-nationale-n-15
While the lot 4 (44.9-km Yoko-Lena section) of the Nationale n° 15 Batchenga (Centre)-Ntui-Yoko-Lena-Tibati (Adamaoua) has been completed already,...
cemac-authorities-praise-a-rise-in-the-volume-of-currency-channeled-back-by-banks-to-the-beac
At the end of the ordinary meeting of the Central African Monetary Union (UMAC)’s ministerial council, in Yaoundé, on October 2, 2019, CEMAC authorities...
cameroon-18-carriers-authorized-to-operate-in-nov-2019-march-2020
Cameroon Civil Aviation Authority (CCAA) recently published the winter 2019/2020 flying schedule of carriers operating in Cameroon. For the winter, which...

Mags frontpage


Business in Cameroon n80: October 2019

Agribusiness: Brazil ready to show Cameroon the way to higher spheres


Reviewing the state of things in the North and Far North


Investir au Cameroun n90: Octobre 2019

Le coût faramineux de la « crise anglophone »


Décollage réussi pour la Transahélienne de Camair-Co