Lesson 5: Enforceability Provisions
In § 3.2000(c), CROMERR outlines the last of the requirements—the enforceability provisions for authorized programs implementing electronic reporting. Specifically, this section states:
- Failure to comply with the CROMERR e-reporting provisions subjects a person to penalties for non-compliance with the associated reporting requirement.
- E-signatures legally bind or obligate the signatory to the same extent as handwritten signatures.
- Proof that a particular e-signature device was used to sign an e-document will suffice to establish intent to sign the e-document and give it effect.
- Nothing in CROMERR limits the use of e-documents or information derived from e-documents in enforcement proceedings.
A program's compliance with these requirements is addressed in the AG Certification Statement, which was described in Lesson 3.