Selected Bibliography on
Certification Authorities and Digital Signature Reference
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Theodore Sedgwick Barassi, "The CyberNotary: Public Key Registration
and Certification and Authentication of International Legal Transactions,"
Michael S. Baum and Henry H. Perritt, Electronic Contracting,
Publishing and EDI Law (1991).
Michael S. Baum, Federal Certification Authority Liability and
Policy (1994). (Published by the U.S. Department of Commerce's
National Technical Information Service as Report No. PB94-191202.)
C. Bradford Biddle, "Misplaced Priorities: The Utah Digital Signature
Act and Liability Allocation in a Public Key Infrastructure", 33
San Diego Law Review (1996), available at
Santosh Chokhani and Warwick Ford, "The Certificate Policy and
Certification Practice Statement Framework," November 3, 1996,
available at http://csrc.ncsl.nist.gov/pki/.
Carl M. Ellison, "Establishing Identity Without Certification Authorities,"
July 22, 1996, available at
Paul Fahn, "Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Today's
Cryptography, Version 2.0" (September 20, 1993), available at
Federal Security Infrastructure Program, NII Federal Information
Security Infrastructure Program Management Office Action Plan,
October 17, 1995, available at
A. Michael Froomkin, "The Essential Role of Trusted Third Parties
in Electronic Commerce", 75 Oregon L. Rev. 49 (1996), available
Randy Gainer, "Allocating the Risk of Loss for Bank Card Fraud
on the Internet", John Marshall Journal of Computer & Information
Law (Fall 1996).
Michael J. Ganley, "Digital Signatures and Their Uses," 13 Computers
& Security 385 (1994).
Information Security Committee of the Science and Technology Section
of the American Bar Association, Digital Signature Guidelines.
October 5, 1995 draft available at
See also April 16, 1996 and August 1, 1996 drafts.
Interagency Working Group on Cryptography Policy, Enabling Privacy,
Commerce, Security and Public Safety in the Global Information
Infrastructure, May 20, 1996, available at
International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Report, Uniform International
Authentication and Certification Practices [not publicly available]
International Telecommunications Union Recommendation X.509 (November,
for more information.
Internetworking Public Key Certification Infrastructure for Europe
(ICE-TEL) Project Programme, dated October 1, 1995, available
http://www.darmstadt.gmd.de/TKT/security/ice/public.html[link down as of October 2, 1996]
Steven T. Kent, "Internet Privacy Enhanced Mail," 36:8 Communications
of the ACM 48 (1993).
Brian Miller, "How to Sign on the Digital Line," Government Technology,
June 1995, available at
MITI Report [not available]
National Institute of Standards and Technology, Digital Signature
Standard, May 19, 1994, available at
Dr. Jim K. Omura, "Digital Signatures and Certificates," available
Henry H. Perritt, Jr., "Cyberpayment Infrastructure," 1996 J. Online
L. art. 6, available at
Bernard D. Reams, Jr., Electronic Contracting Law: EDI and Business
Transactions (1996-97 Ed.).
Bruce Schneier, E-Mail Security: How to Keep Your Electronic Messages
Private 98 (1995).
Bruce Schneier, Applied Cryptography: Protocols, Algorithms, and
Source Code in C (2d ed. 1996).
Standards Australia, Strategies for the Implementation of a Public
Key Authentication Framework (PKAF) in Australia, SAA MP75--1996.
UNCITRAL Model Law on Electronic Commerce, available at
Utah Digital Signature Act Illustrations, available at
Utah Digital Signature Act Tutorial on Digital Signatures, available
VeriSign Certification Practice Statement, Version 1.1 (August
22, 1996), available at
Peter N. Weiss, "Security Requirements and Evidentiary Issues in
the Interchange of Electronic Documents: Steps Towards Developing
a Security Policy," 12 J. Marshall J. Computer & Info. L. 425
Benjamin Wright, The Law of Electronic Commerce (2d Ed. 1995).
Other Useful Digital Signature Resources
CommerceNet PKI Task Force:
Florida Department of State:
Georgia Digital Signature Task Force:
Kaye Caldwell's Digital Signature page:
Matrix of State Laws:
Digital Signature Legislation (current to November
Arizona Revised Statutes §41-121. Effective April 18, 1996.
California AB 1577.
Connecticut General Statutes §19a-25a.
1996 Delaware Laws Ch. 509. Enacted July 12, 1996.
Florida Senate Bill 942.
Became law May 25, 1996.
Georgia Digital Signature Act.
Hawaii Senate Bill 2401. Passed June 17, 1996.
Idaho House Bill 515. Enacted March 1, 1996.
Illinois House Bill 3394. Pending.
Iowa §48A.13. Passed 1995.
Kentucky House Bill 422. Pending.
Louisiana Revised Statutes Annotated §40:2144 (1995).
Massachusetts Electronic Record and Signature Act.
Michigan Senate Bill 939. Pending.
New Mexico Digital Signature Regulations. Proposed.
New York Senate Bill 7420. Pending.
Oregon Senate Bill 992.
Rhode Island House Bill 8125. Pending.
Utah Digital Signature Act.
Washington Senate Bill 6423. Enacted March 29, 1996.
Proposed amendments to Articles 14 and 28 of France Law no
90-1170 of December 29, 1990.
Proposed German Digital Signature Law.
Relevant Non-Digital Signature Specific Legal Resources
Uniform Commercial Code Article 2, available at
ProCD, Inc. v. Zeidenberg, available at
Proposed Uniform Commercial Code Article 2B, available at
Ultramares Corp. v. Touche. Not available on the Internet.
Magnuson-Moss Act, 15 U.S.C. §§2301-12, available starting
United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale
of Goods, available at
E.U. Directive on Unfair Contract Terms. Not available on the
E.U. Directive on Products Liability. Not available on the Internet.
Electronic Funds Transfer Act, 15 U.S.C. §1693 et seq., available
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