A fine in the amount of KZT 400 thousand is to be imposed on Kazakhstani citizens for illegal transfer of digital signature to third parties. This was announced by the Ministry of Digital Development, Innovations and Aerospace Industry, Tengrinews.kz reports with reference to Almaty.tv.
According to the Ministry, there has been an increase in complaints from citizens on illegal transfer of digital signature to third parties. In 2020, about 30 facts of such transfer have been detected. Previous year, over 50 administrative cases were registered.
It is worth remembering that digital signature equals a handwritten one and entails similar legal liabilities. To protect oneself and no become a victim of fraud, the Ministry recommends not to transfer a digital signature to third parties and in case of its loss, re-issue it as soon as possible, and also change a standard password to a more complex one.