Click on the Dotted Line: Electronic Signature Laws Provide Texas Agencies Secure and Legally Binding Online Transactions



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Texas Tech Journal of Texas Administrative Law


This comment summarizes the current status of electronic signature laws in Texas. First, it provides a preliminary general discussion of current electronic signature technologies. Then, it focuses on the current states and federal electronic signature statutes and rules and the corresponding implications for Texas state agencies that desire to utilize electronic signatures. It strives to provide general guidance for agencies by analyzing current laws in relation to available technological solutions. Finally, it suggests that that technological solutions should be evaluated by their respective levels of security and cost, and utilized based on the risk inherent to the transaction involved.



Administrative law, Electronic signature, Digital signature, Online transactions, Uniform Electronic Transactions Act, Texas Uniform Electronic Transactions Act