§12-3A-2. Definitions.

As used in this article, the following words and terms have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

(a) "Document" means any authentication, certificate, claim, form, invoice, record, report, requisition, security, statement or other similar item that may be in a tangible or electronic form.

(b) "Electronic" means electrical, digital, magnetic, wireless, optical, electromagnetic, biometric, or any other technology that is similar to these technologies.

(c) "Electronic commerce" means using electronic techniques for accomplishing business transactions, including electronic mail or messaging, electronic bulletin board, Internet technology, electronic funds transfers, electronic data interchange (EDI) techniques, and any other related electronic technologies.

(d) "Security procedure" means a methodology or procedure for the purpose of:

(1) Preventing access by unauthorized parties;

(2) Verifying that an electronic record or electronic signature is that of a specific party or created by a specific electronic point of origin; or

(3) Detecting error or alteration in the communication, content, or storage of an electronic record since a specific point in time.

(e) "WEB commerce" means electronic commerce on the Internet.

Bills Affecting §12-3A-2

2008 Regular Session: HB4290