Yes. Since 2000, written documents in electronic format can be admitted as evidence with the same status as paper written documents, providing that the person from whom such documents emanate can be duly identified and that the documents are stored in conditions that guarantee their integrity. French legislation defines an electronic signature as "a reliable process of identification, guaranteeing its link to the deed to which it is attached". For more information on this subject, please consult this article [in French].
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