2017 Arizona Revised Statutes
Title 44 - Trade and Commerce
§ 44-7042 Sending and accepting electronic records; exemption

Universal Citation: AZ Rev Stat § 44-7042 (2017)

44-7042. Sending and accepting electronic records; exemption

A. Except as otherwise provided in section 44-7012, subsection D, and this subsection, each governmental agency, except state agencies, shall determine if, and the extent to which, the governmental agency will send and accept electronic records and electronic signatures to and from other persons and otherwise create, generate, communicate, store, process, use and rely on electronic records and electronic signatures. State agencies shall accept electronic records and electronic signatures and shall comply with the appropriate standards and policies adopted or established by the department of administration pursuant to title 18, chapter 1.

B. To the extent that a governmental agency uses electronic records and electronic signatures pursuant to subsection A of this section, the governmental agency after giving due consideration to security may specify:

1. The manner and format in which the electronic records must be created, generated, sent, communicated, received and stored and the systems established for those purposes.

2. If electronic records must be signed by electronic means, the type of electronic signature required, the manner and format in which the electronic signature must be affixed to the electronic record and the identity of or criteria that must be met by any third party used by a person filing a document to facilitate the process.

3. Control processes and procedures as appropriate to ensure adequate preservation, disposition, integrity, security, confidentiality and ability to perform audits of electronic records.

4. Any other required attributes for electronic records that are specified for corresponding nonelectronic records or that are reasonably necessary under the circumstances.

C. This section does not apply to the judicial branch.

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