Arizona Revised Statutes § 44-7042 Sending And Accepting Electronic Records

44-7042. Sending and accepting electronic records

A. Except as otherwise provided in section 44-7012, subsection E, each governmental agency 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 comply with the appropriate standards and policies adopted or established by the department of administration pursuant to title 41, chapter 32 and the secretary of state pursuant to section 41-132.

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. Except as otherwise provided in section 44-7012, subsection E, this chapter does not require a governmental agency to use or allow the use of electronic records or electronic signatures.

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