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Under the California Digital Signature Regulations,[1] an acceptable technology

must be capable of creating signatures that conform to requirements set forth in California Government Code Section 16.5, specifically,
  1. It is unique to the person using it;
  2. It is capable of verification;
  3. It is under the sole control of the person using it;
  4. It is linked to data in such a manner that if the data are changed, the digital signature is invalidated;
  5. It conforms to Title 2. Division 7. Chapter 10 of the California Code of Regulations.[1]


  1. 2 Cal. Code Regs. 22002 (full-text).