This Comment examines the Utah Digital Signature Act, signed into law on March 9, 1995. The Utah Act promotes the use of digital signatures on computer-based documents. This Comment analyzes the allocation of liability and evidentiary burdens imposed by the Utah Act, and compares these provisions to three analogous models. The author asserts that the liability allocations of the Utah Act inappropriately impose potentially unlimited risk on users of digital signatures. He also suggests an alternative approach to the apportionment of liability in a public key infrastructure.
C. B. Biddle,
Misplaced Priorities: The Utah Digital Signature Act and Liability Allocation in a Public Key Infrastructure,
San Diego L. Rev.
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