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CERTIFICATION AUTHORITY SUBSCRIBER APPLICATION AGREEMENT

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Definition:
Used by a party providing certification services to those who wish to use a digital signature to facilitate on-line communication and transaction. A certification authority verifies the identity of a subscriber, issues a certificate linking the person to a particular public key, and publishes the certificate, which can be checked by those who want to verify a digitally signed electronic communication.

Source Publication:
Measuring Electronic Commerce, OECD Working Party on the Information Economy, 1998, Software Publishers Association (SPA), (1996), page 29 - A typology of Internet and e-commerce agreements. Adapted from The SPA Guide to Contracts and the Legal Protection of Software, September, Washington D.C.

Hyperlink:
http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/32/52/2094340.pdf

Statistical Theme: Information and communication technology

Created on Tuesday, August 06, 2002