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[88WashLRev0559] Washington’s Electronic Signature Act: An Anachronism in the New Millennium

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dc.contributor.author Curry, Stephanie
dc.date.accessioned 2013-06-19T17:46:41Z
dc.date.available 2013-06-19T17:46:41Z
dc.date.issued 2013-06
dc.identifier.citation 88 Wash. L. Rev.559 (2013) en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0043-0617
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1773.1/1252
dc.description Volume 88, Number 2, June 2013 en_US
dc.description.abstract Abstract: Today, electronic contracting is at the forefront of how consumers, governments, and businesses conduct their affairs. Over the last several decades, electronic contracting has taken on new forms that have raised doubts about contract formation and enforceability. In order to facilitate commerce, the federal government and forty-nine states have responded by passing legislation that gives broad legal recognition to electronic signatures. Washington State is currently the only state that has not updated its electronic signature statute to comport with modern technology and ways of doing business. As a result, Washington’s Electronic Authentication Act is likely preempted by federal law, and it presents an uncertain environment for electronic contracting. This Comment argues that Washington should join the overwhelming majority of states in adopting the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act to optimize its statutory framework for facilitating electronic contracting. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Seattle: Washington Law Review, University of Washington School of Law en_US
dc.subject Comment en_US
dc.title [88WashLRev0559] Washington’s Electronic Signature Act: An Anachronism in the New Millennium en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.rights.holder Copyright 2013 by Washington Law Review Association. en_US


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