Citation[edit | edit source]

American Bar Association, Section of Science and Technology Law, American Bar Association Digital Signature Guidelines (Aug. 1, 1996) (full-text).

Overview[edit | edit source]

This document was the first overview of principles and a framework for the use of digital signatures and authentication in electronic commerce from a legal viewpoint, including technologies such as certificate authorities and public key infrastructure (PKI). The guidelines have been adopted as the model for legislation by some U.S. states.

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