E-Signatures: Ties That Bind

    Date05 Jul 2000
    CategoryCryptography
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    With a few strokes of the presidential pen -- and the symbolic use of a smart card -- electronic signatures have gained the same legal status as those written in ink on paper. . . . With a few strokes of the presidential pen -- and the symbolic use of a smart card -- electronic signatures have gained the same legal status as those written in ink on paper.

    The Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act, signed by President Clinton on June 30, could make it easier, faster, and less expensive to conduct business online.

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