SB 6423.E - DIGEST


                      (DIGEST AS ENACTED)


     Declares an intent to effectuate the following purposes:  (1) To facilitate commerce by means of reliable electronic messages;

     (2) to minimize the incidence of forged digital signatures and fraud in electronic commerce;

     (3) to implement legally the general import of relevant standards, such as X.509 of the international telecommunication union, formerly known as the international telegraph and telephone consultative committee; and

     (4) to establish, in coordination with multiple states, uniform rules regarding the authentication and reliability of electronic messages.

     Provides that use of electronic messages is only on a voluntary basis.