Georgia Digital Signature Task Force

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A Digital Signature Task Force developed the draft statute for the State of Georgia. The task force is an initiative of the Georgia Electronic Commerce Consortium. The Georgia Electronic Records and Signatures Act is designed to facilitate commerce by enabling a means of reliable electronic messages, minimizing the incidence of forged digital signatures and fraud in electronic commerce, implementing relevant standards, and establishing uniform rules regarding authentication and reliability of electronic messages.

Georgia Electronic Records

and Signatures Act

Signed into Law April 22, 1997

DRAFT of Georgia Digital Signature Act

Check out the act.

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Georgia Digital Signature
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The purpose of the effort is to facilitate the establishment of a statute to bring "Digital Signatures" into law. A Digital Signature is created using existing public key cryptography technology. This law authorizes the establishment of Certification Authorities (CA) that will authenticate a public key so that it will be trusted for use in commerce. The 'keys' are used to authenticate a sender or to decrypt an encrypted message. This technology will permit commercial transactions to be carried out across un-secure networks without fear of interception or forgery.


Electronic Publishing Resources
Look here for Digibox technology and Superdistribution.

IBM's InfoMarket and Cryptolopes
Look here for Cryptolope technology and Superdistribution.

First Virtual
Look here for information on payment and micopayment.

Merchants using First Virtual
Look here for merchants that use First Virtual services.

Utah Digital Signature Law
Check out the Utah statute.

Washington State Digital Signature Law
Check out the Washington State statute.

Business and Economy:Companies:Computers:Security
Yahoo links.

Press release on Mastercard/Visa specification agreement
Press release on the recent Mastercard/Visa specification agreement.

Overview of PGP and CAs
Back to basics.

FAQs on cryptography
RSA's FAQs on cryptography.

Electronic Commerce Law and Information Technology Division, Section of Science and Technology, American Bar Association
ABA overview.

Evolution of the Digital Signature Standard
Standards overview.

Surety Timestamping services
Timestamping services.

More Timestamping services
Timestamping services.

A CA certificate issuing device from BBN
An overview of BBN's certificate management products, including the SafeKeyper Signer

Papers and articles of David Chaum
Scientific American article describing blind signature technology and digital privacy.

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Georgia Electronic Records

and Signatures Act

passed March 1997

Signed into Law April 22, 1997

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