Re: Electronic signatures (was: Paperless in Peoria)

Subject: Re: Electronic signatures (was: Paperless in Peoria)
From: Karen Kay <karenk -at- NETCOM -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 27 Jan 1995 11:46:44 -0800

doug montalbano said:
> It depends on what you mean by settled. According to the FAQ from
> the USENET newsgroup sci.crypt, the NIST (Natl Bureau of Stds), a
> proposed Digital Signature Standard should be capable of "proving

'Proposed' doesn't mean 'settled' to me.

> to a third party that data was actually signed by the generator of
> the signature." The US GAO is of the opinion that digital sigs
> will meet legal standards of handwritten ones. The FAQ points out,
> though, that the validity of digitally-signed documents has yet to
> be proven or even challenged in a court of law.

Okay. I thought your first post made it seem all decided.

Thanks. This is an interesting point that you've brought up.

karenk -at- netcom -dot- com

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