The most important aspects of the E-Sign Act are:
-- Giving recognition and effect to electronic signatures, contracts, and records uniformly throughout the United States.
-- Authorizing so-called “digital signatures” as well as empowering the broad use of on-line contracting and provision of notices, thereby facilitating billions of dollars in business-to business and business-to-consumer commerce, as written signatures and paper notices will no longer be required.
Alston & Bird has built one of the largest Internet and E-Business practices in the nation and the largest in the southeast. The Firm's Internet and E-Business practice includes over 180 attorneys engaged in legislative and regulatory aspects of E-Business, domestic and international licensing and distribution of information software and content, systems integration and outsourcing, new media, privacy, telecommunications, electronic commerce, digital signatures, encryption, intellectual property protection and litigation, capital formation at all stages of growth, IPOs, mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures – all as they apply particularly to technology, electronic commerce and traditional businesses.
Since the E-Sign Bill’s inception,