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Electronic Signatures Come of Age: From Elections to Commerce and Beyond

By InfoLawGroup LLP on June 23, 2010

Yesterday, the Utah Supreme Court, interpreting Utah's version of the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (UETA) held that electronic "signatures" gathered through the website of an independent candidate for Utah state governor are valid to put the candidate's name on Utah's November ballot. The court's decision is a huge step forward in recognizing the legal efficacy of electronic signatures that may reverberate around the nation.