Maine Revised Statutes

§9502. Definitions

As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise indicates, the following terms have the following meanings. [1999, c. 762, §2 (NEW).]

1. Digital signature.  "Digital signature" means a computer-created electronic signature that:
A. Is intended by the person using it to have the same force and effect as the use of a manual signature; [1999, c. 762, §2 (NEW).]
B. Is unique to the person using it; [1999, c. 762, §2 (NEW).]
C. Is capable of verification; [1999, c. 762, §2 (NEW).]
D. Is under the sole control of the person using it; and [1999, c. 762, §2 (NEW).]
E. Is linked to data in such a manner that it is invalidated if the data are changed. [1999, c. 762, §2 (NEW).]
[ 1999, c. 762, §2 (NEW) .]
2. Electronic signature.  "Electronic signature" has the same meaning as used in chapter 1051.
[ 1999, c. 762, §2 (NEW) .]
3. State agency.  "State agency" means a state department, agency, office, board, commission, quasi-independent agency, authority or institution.
[ 1999, c. 762, §2 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1999, c. 762, §2 (NEW).

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