Hong Kong judiciary moves a step closer to use of digital documents

Hong Kong judiciary

Hong Kong’s judiciary is a step closer to becoming paperless as a bill that permits the use of digital documents and signatures in court is expected to be introduced in the legislature next month.

The long-awaited Court Proceedings (Electronic Technology) Bill was gazetted on Friday, seven years after the judiciary conducted the first study on the issue in 2012.

The move will allow the city to draw level with regional competitor Singapore, where courts have allowed electronic filing since 2000.

Source: Brian Wong | South China Morning Post