Approved, But Workable?

    Date04 Jul 2000
    CategoryCryptography
    3773
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    President Clinton used both a smart card and an old-fashioned pen today to give digital signatures the force of law. By signing the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act, the president made it possible for Americans to sign some . . . President Clinton used both a smart card and an old-fashioned pen today to give digital signatures the force of law. By signing the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act, the president made it possible for Americans to sign some legally binding contracts, like home loans and mortgages, on computers. Wills, adoption contracts, and divorce agreements and laws will still have to be signed with pens.
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