Week 9: Law & Internet Seminar (LAW 745)

Digital Signatures, Certificates & the Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)

We will focus on the use of digital signatures in commerce, and the need they create for a digital signature infrastructure.  Current proposals envisage this consisting primarily of Certification Authorities (CAs) that would link identities (or other facts about persons) to public keys.


  • Basic Policy Issues
  • Legislative Responses
  • Doing:

    Please put a short  (3+ paragraphs) description of your paper topic on your website.


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