Electronic Signatures in Law


Electronic Signatures in Law

Electronic signatures are ubiquitous. Anyone sending an e-mail or using a credit card uses one. They can have a bearing on all areas of law, and no lawyer is immune from having to advise clients about their legal consequences. This third edition provides an exhaustive discussion of what constitutes an electronic signature, the forms an electronic signature can take and the issues relating to evidence, formation of contract and negligence in respect of electronic signatures. Case law from a wide range of common law and civil law jurisdictions is analysed to illustrate how judges have dealt with changes in technology in the past and how the law has adapted in response.


 Reviews:

"Mason’s book is strongly recommended for any legal practitioner, policy maker, or judicial officer who needs to assess the deployment and use of electronic signatures. Nonattorney professionals and technologists working in the areas of identity management and access control will also benefit greatly from this book. In the United States, active participants in the NSTIC process in particular would be well advised to understand identity law as it exists in signature law for both physical and electronic signatures."
Jurimetrics

"One can understand why there has been a market for three editions of this comprehensive work."
John D. Gregory, Slaw (slaw.ca)

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