Sanu K. Thomas


This Note addresses the issue of whether all nations should enact a uniform global legal scheme governing digital signatures for the purpose of promoting E-Commerce. Part I of this Note describes digital signatures and considers their different functions. Part I also discusses E-Commerce and the application of digital signatures to E-Commerce. Further, Part I briefly examines the major legal schemes set up by organizations, states, nations, and international bodies. Part II analyzes arguments for and against global digital signature laws in order to facilitate E-Commerce. Part III argues that nations should adopt a global digital signature legal scheme in order to promote E-Commerce by eliminating conflicting laws. This Note concludes that nations should draft and enact a global digital signature legal scheme.