The Parliament on Monday passed the Electronic Transactions Bill, which would allow data messages to be used as evidence in court cases. The bill submitted by the government by MP of Dhidhoo Constituency Abdulla Waheed and was passed with 44 votes in favor of the bill.
Under this bill, electronic transactions made both domestically and internationally will be legitimized under the constitution. All kinds of data transactions, including exchanges made via electronic devices, emails and exchanges on messaging applications are covered under this bill.
The bill aims to grant legal rights to data shared electronically and would also give legitimacy to electronic signatures.