The Act adds a new chapter to the Georgia Code, the "Georgia Electronic Records and Signatures Act," the goal of which is to promote the use of electronic media by government and commerce. The purpose of the Act is to allow the use of electronic records and signatures when written records and signatures have previously been required. The Act also provides for a cause of action against anyone who engages in the negligent, reckless, or intentional unauthorized use of an electronic signature. The Act also provides for the development of pilot projects in state agencies for the application of electronic signatures technology. Finally, the Act creates an Electronic Commerce Study Committee to study issues involved with electronic records and signatures.
Georgia State University Law Review
"COMMERCE AND TRADE Electronic Records and Signatures: Authorize the Use of Electronic Records and Signatures Instead of Written Records and Signatures,"
Georgia State University Law Review: Vol. 14
, Article 42.
Available at: http://readingroom.law.gsu.edu/gsulr/vol14/iss1/42