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(1)The Scottish Ministers may, in relation to summary criminal proceedings, by order make provision for the purposes of or in connection with—
(a)using electronic complaints and other documents in electronic form,
(b)keeping, in electronic form, records of proceedings,
(c)allowing requirements as to formality (and validity) of documents to be satisfied by electronic means,
(d)using electronic communication.
(2)Provision in an order under subsection (1) may, in particular, relate to—
(a)the availability of documents and records in electronic or other form to specified persons or classes of person,
(b)the authentication of—
(i)documents and records,
(ii)information contained in documents and records,
(c)the use of electronic signatures in documents and records.
(3)An order under subsection (1) may make provision by amending the 1995 Act or otherwise.
(4)In subsection (1), the expressions “electronic complaint” and “electronic communication” are to be construed by reference to section 308A (expressions relating to electronic proceedings) of the 1995 Act.
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