* Under UETA
** Legislation passed but not yet effective
The Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (E-SIGN Act) is federal legislation that provides a general rule of validity for electronic records and signatures for transactions in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce. The E-Sign Act allows the use of electronic records to satisfy any statute, regulation, or rule of law requiring that such information be provided in writing, if the consumer has affirmatively consented to such use and has not withdrawn such consent.
The Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (UETA), proposed by the Uniform Law Commission, establishes the legal equivalence of electronic records and signatures with paper writings and manually-signed signatures, removing barriers to electronic signatures. Versions of UETA have been adopted by the vast majority of U.S. states with varying modifications. Please consult your state’s version of UETA for provisions applicable to your state.