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The Signature is a code, encrypted by a Private Key, which may be used by third parties verify that data or transactions containing the Signature originated from a specific Private Key. For example, when the On-Board Unit Private Key is used to “sign” data, the Signature may be later verified by the Issuer as coming from the Private Key. This prevents an intermediary who does not know the Private Key from altering the message or its contents. As used here, a Signature is inserted in each transaction generated by an On-Board Unit. The Signature remains with that transaction until the transaction is processed by the Issuer. Issuer processes the transaction. This allows the Issuer to independently verify the source and integrity of the transaction.