this is an outdated text: switch to the updated & improved dc code website
home, about

The DC Code: § 28-4908 Attribution and effect of electronic record and electronic signature.

Index28 Commercial Instruments and Transactions. (Refs & Annos)
a
An electronic record or electronic signature is attributable to a person if it was the act of the person. The act of the person may be shown in any manner, including a showing of the efficacy of any security procedure applied to determine the person to which the electronic record or electronic signature was attributable.
b
The effect of an electronic record or electronic signature attributed to a person under subsection (a) of this section is determined from the context and surrounding circumstances at the time of its creation, execution, or adoption, including the parties' agreement, if any, and otherwise as provided by law.

Historical and Statutory

Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 15-105 validated previously made technical corrections. Emergency Act Amendments For temporary (90 day) addition of section, see § 3202(b) of Fiscal Year 2002 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2001 (D.C. Act 14-124, August 3, 2001, 48 DCR 7861). Legislative History of Laws For Law 14-28, see notes following § 28-4901. For Law 15-105, see notes following § 28-3904. Uniform Law This section is based upon § 9 of the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (1999 Act). See 7A, Pt. I, Uniform Laws Annotated, Master Edition, or ULA Database on Westlaw. DC CODE § 28-4908 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Oct. 3, 2001, D.C. Law 14-28, § 3502(b), 48 DCR 6981; Mar. 13, 2004, D.C. Law 15-105, § 64, 51 DCR 881.)