E-Signatures Out Of The Gate

    Date30 Sep 2000
    CategoryCryptography
    3178
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Electronic signatures carry full legal weight beginning Sunday, ushering in a new era for commerce over the Internet. Digital signatures carry the promise of reducing the cost of business and making it more efficient, spurring the growth of e-commerce.. . . Electronic signatures carry full legal weight beginning Sunday, ushering in a new era for commerce over the Internet. Digital signatures carry the promise of reducing the cost of business and making it more efficient, spurring the growth of e-commerce.

    But consumers have not clamored for digital signatures, and while seeing a lot of potential, business has been tentative in its anticipation since President Clinton signed the E-Sign Act in June.

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