Electronic evidence in Latvia: a general overview

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Repšs, Agris ; Znotiņa, Ilze

Agris Repšs up-dates the chapter originally written with on Latvia from International Electronic Evidence, published by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law in 2008.
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    20 Directive 1999/93/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 December 1999 on a Community framework for electronic signatures, OJ L13, 19.01.2000, p.12, hereinafter - the Directive.

    62 Digital Evidence and Electronic Signature Law Review, Vol 8

    21 Order of the Cabinet of Ministers No. 473 “Procedures for the Preparation, Drawing Up, Storage and Circulation of Electronic Documents in State and Local Government Institutions, and the Procedures by which Electronic Documents are Circulated between State and Local Government Institutions, or Between These Institutions and Natural Persons and Legal Persons”. Official publication: “Latvijas Vēstnesis”, No. 102 (3260), 01.07.2005., hereinafter - the Regulations. Available on the internet at http://www.likumi.lv/ doc.php?id=111613&from=off (in Latvian), with amendments.

    22 For instance, see section 1 of the Transitional Provisions of the EDL which states that “State and local government institutions have a duty to accept electronic documents from natural persons and legal persons no later than 1 January 2004”.

    23 A translation into English is on pp 238-241, it is available on the internet in Latvian at http://www.tiesas.lv/files/AL/2011/04_2011/19_04 _2011/AL_1904_raj_A-00422-11_16.pdf.

    24 Section 31.1 of the Consumer Rights Protection Law (in Latvian: Patērētāju tiesību aizsardzības likums). Official publication: “Latvijas Vēstnesis”, No. 104/105 (1564/1565), 01.04.1999; “Ziņotājs”, No. 9, 06.05.1999, in force as of 15 April 1999, hereinafter the CRPL. Available on the internet in Latvian at http://www.likumi.lv/ doc.php?id=23309&version_date=24.12.2009, with amendments.

    25 The Payment Services and Electronic Money Law (in Latvian: Maksājumu pakalpojumu un elektroniskās naudas likums). Official publication: “Latvijas Vēstnesis”, No. 43 (4235), 17.03.2010, in force as of 31 March 2010, hereinafter the PSEML. Available on the internet in Latvian at http://www.likumi.lv/ doc.php?id=206634, with amendments.

    Digital Evidence and Electronic Signature Law Review, Vol 8 63 2011/01_2011/12_01_2011/AL_1201_apg_AA43- 0126-11_17.pdf.

    29 Convention of the Taking Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters, ratified by Latvia on 28 March 1995, entered into force on 27 May 1995.

    64 Digital Evidence and Electronic Signature Law Review, Vol 8 31 Electronic Communications Law (in Latvian: Elektronisko sakaru likums). Official publication: “Latvijas Vēstnesis”, No.183 (3131), 17.11.2004; “Ziņotājs”, No. 23, 09.12.2004, in force as of 1 December 2004. Available on the internet (in Latvian) at http://www.likumi.lv/ doc.php?id=96611.

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