[funsec] Utah vs. Digital Signatures
larry at larryseltzer.com
Thu Jun 3 05:25:45 CDT 2010
Not judging the merits of the case, but just so everyone's clear this
isn't a "digital signature" in the sense of the term that involves PKI.
This is an electronic signature in that a user's information is
collected by computer and transmitted in an electronic form. There are
some measures taken in the name of security and perhaps it's at least as
secure as asking someone on the street to sign a piece of paper.
From: funsec-bounces at linuxbox.org [mailto:funsec-bounces at linuxbox.org]
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Sent: Thursday, June 03, 2010 2:00 AM
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Subject: [funsec] Utah vs. Digital Signatures
Utah Supreme Court hears ballot access case
Politics: Court asked to determine whether they count in qualifying
candidates for ballot.
By Cathy McKitrick
The Salt Lake Tribune
Updated: 06/02/2010 06:58:38 PM MDT
The use of electronic signatures in support of independent candidates
and initiative petitions now lies in the hands of Utah's high court.
State Supreme Court justices, joined by 2nd District Judge Glen Dawson
-- sitting in for retired Justice Michael Wilkins -- heard arguments
Wednesday in the Anderson v. Bell case.
The justices took the matter under advisement and will rule later.
Plaintiff Farley Anderson, an aspiring candidate for governor, asked
for an expedited ruling so that, if he prevails, he can campaign.
"The people of Utah should have an alternative choice come this
November," Anderson said
Lt. Gov. Greg Bell last March rejected Anderson as an unaffiliated
candidate because a small portion of his requisite 1,000 signatures had
been gathered online through the "I-Sign" system developed by Kanosh
businessman Steve Maxfield.
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