Georgia wishes to move to the forefront of technology by being one of the first states to recognize Digital Signatures as a method for authenticating documents. The bill will setup "Certification Authorities" that house public keys, who will then go on to charge for keeping and authenticating your public key. The members of the Senate study group may not fully understand that the private sector has already come up with a way to do this without a government law.
Georgia should be applauded for recognizing Digital Signatures as a secure method of authenticating documents. Thousands of Georgians currently use Digital Signatures. This twenty year old technology has been adopted by several states already. Two legislative models exist:
Comments on the upcoming legislation can be sent to
Senator Jim Tysinger
121 State Capitol
Atlanta, GA 30334
Phone: (404) 656-5068
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