CPT's Page on Electronic Signatures

CPT Documents on Electronic Signatures

  • June 30, 2000. James Love/ Vergil Bushnell. CPT Statement on E-Sign bill.
  • December 1, 1999. Ralph Nader. Digital Commerce Act. In the Public Interest.

    Recent Developments Involving Electronic Signatures

    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission and Department of Commerce (National Telecommunications and Information Administration) are soliciting comments and co-sponsoring an April 3, 2001 workshop on Electronic Signatures. See the Federal Register notice.

    Electronic Signature Links

    Consumers Union

  • June 30, 2000. President Signs "Electronic Signatures" Bill Into Law (including Consumer Union's Tips for Consumers when using "Electronic" signatures to sign online contracts).

    National Consumer Law Center

  • Gail Hillebrand and Margot Saunders, E-Sign and UETA: What Should States Do Now?.
  • September 26, 1999. Letter to House Regarding the Substantial Problems with HR. 1714 - Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act.
  • September 26, 1999. Letter to Senate Regarding the substantial problems with s. 761 - Third Millenium Digital Commerce Act.

    U.S. Department of Commerce

  • Statement by Secretary Daley Regarding the Filing of the Conference Report on S.761, the "Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act."

    Congressional Testimony

  • September 30, 1999. hearing transcript, Hearing before the Subcommittee on Courts and Intellectual Property of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives.

    Other Commentary

  • June 25, 2000. William Allen Simpson. Electronic Signatures Yield Unpleasant Surprises.

    Electronic Signatures in the News

  • February 7, 2001. Robert MacMillan. FTC, Commerce Dept. Plan E-SIGN Workshop. Newsbytes.
  • July 14, 2000. Brian Livingston. Beware: E-signatures can be easily forged. CNET News.
  • July 11, 2000. Jaikumar Vijayan and Kathleen Ohlson. Standards issue mars e-signatures. Computerworld.
  • July 2, 2000. Tiernan Ray. Sign of the Times. New York Times Magazine.
  • July 1, 2000. Marc Lacey. Clinton Signs E-Signature Bill. New York Times.
  • June 27, 2000. Digital Signature And Citizen's Initiatives?. Slashdot.
  • June 13, 2000. Jeri Clausing. Digital Signatures Headed for a Vote. New York Times.
  • June 10, 2000. Jim Puzzanghera. Lawmakers to approve use of digital signatures. San Jose Mercury News.
  • October 2, 1999. House Subcommittee Questions Preemption Language in Electronic Signatures Bill. Tech Law Journal.
    Questions, comments and suggestions to Vergil Bushnell vbushnell@cptech.org

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