The communication and information era revolution in tandem with the technological development resulted a great increase in electronic business transactions. Electronic signature technology, which is necessary to authenticate electronic transactions, has been vital in achieving this development. People are using the internet to buy goods and services of all sorts and kinds.
Business transactions, which often require negotiations, a lot of money, and complicated contracts, electronic signatures can render the contract legal, valid, binding, and enforceable.
Businesses want to contract electronically for practical reasons, such as more efficient transactions and reduction of paperwork; in addition, electronic contracting can save money and expense.
Large institutions can store their electronic contracts on computer drives instead of in vaults.
The extensive use of electronic signatures has created a need for laws that protect those who participate in such transactions from crimes committed against such signatures; to meet this need many states have implemented their own versions of electronic signature laws. This paper deals with crimes against signatures in Saudi law and punishments for the commission of such crimes
Alobaidy, Osama Ghanem
"Crimes Against Electronic Signatures In Saudi Law,"
Journal Sharia and Law: Vol. 2016:
66, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uaeu.ac.ae/sharia_and_law/vol2016/iss66/6