Resistance to E-Signatures From Federal Agencies

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on November 25, 2002

The Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (“ESIGN”) went into effect on October 1, 2000. It provides that digital signatures are legally valid for use in commercial and government documents. However, compliance with the law has been slow at best, as courts and agencies such as the EPA continue to seek exemptions from implementing the technology.

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