COVID-19 and the potential long-term benefits of Electronic Notarization

Notarizations are usually carried out in person. Given the current health guidelines and concerns this has proven difficult. To practice social distancing or simply because of government laws, a person may be unable or unwilling to carry out a notarization in person due to COVID-19.

Countries, such as the US, the UK and within Continental Europe, have brought in measures to carry out online notaries.

Hong Kong has yet to adopt such changes, but could the implementation of these practices have long-term advantages on the efficiency and effectiveness of the legal industry? Maybe it is time to consider the potential benefits.

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