What is the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (UETA)?

UETA  is the “Uniform Electronic Transactions Act,” a model electronic signature law for use by states created by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws. It was approved and recommended for adoption by states in July 1999.

ESIGN  is based on UETA and adopts its principal features and underlying policies. 47 of 50 states have modeled their state laws on UETA, and the three remaining have created their own laws designed to recognize electronic signatures.