(a)  Neither the employer nor any of the employer's employees or agents shall use or permit the use of an electronic notary seal or signature by anyone other than the electronic notary to whom it is registered.

(b)  Upon the cessation of employment of an electronic notary, the employer of the notary shall:

(1)           Relinquish control of the electronic notary seal;

(2)           Transfer possession of the electronic notary seal to the electronic notary; or

(3)           Eliminate the ability of any other person to use the former employee's electronic notary seal if the electronic notarization system used by the employer does not permit transfer of possession of the electronic notary seal.


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.