Digital Signatures Present New E-commerce Opportunities

August, 2002


The digital signature law signed by President Clinton in early summer became effective October 1, 2000. Although some aspects of the legislation will phase in over the next year, e-commerce organizations need to begin implementation now. There are a number of unresolved questions related to the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act, otherwise known as E-Sign, that must be faced. Waiting until all of the answers are known, however, is not advised.