SECTION .0400 – ELECTRONIC NOTARY STANDARDS
18 NCAC 07C .0401 ELECTRONIC NOTARY SIGNATURE
(a) The electronic notary signature shall be independently verifiable and unique to the electronic notary.
(b) The electronic notary signature shall be retained under the electronic notary's sole control.
(c) When the electronic notary performs an electronic notarization, the electronic signature used by the electronic notary must be accessible by and attributable solely to the electronic notary to the exclusion of all other persons and entities for the entire time necessary to perform the electronic notarization.
(d) The electronic notary signature shall be attached or logically associated with the document, linking the data in such a manner that any subsequent alterations to the underlying document or electronic notary certificate are observable through visual examination.
(e) An image of the electronic notary's handwritten signature shall appear on any visual or printed representation of an electronic notary certificate regardless of the technology being used to affix the electronic notary's electronic signature.
History Note: Authority G.S. 10B-125(b), 10B-126(d); 47-16.5; 47‑16.7; 147-36; 15 USC 7002;
Eff. January 1, 2007;
Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. December 6, 2016.