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13. Validity of Electronic Signatures

(1) An Electronic Signature is valid provided that the type of Electronic Signature used is, either:
(a) reliable and appropriate for the purpose for which the Electronic Record was generated or communicated, in light of all the circumstances, including any relevant agreement between the parties; or
(b) proven to have fulfilled the functions described in section 13(1)(a), by itself or together with further evidence,
(2) For the avoidance of doubt, any Electronic Signature which complies with this Part will have the same legal effect as a handwritten signature.