ORS 84.052¹
Acceptance and distribution of electronic records by governmental agencies

(1) Except as otherwise provided in ORS 84.034 (Retention of electronic records) (6), each governmental agency of this state shall determine whether, and the extent to which, it will send and accept electronic records and electronic signatures to and from other persons and otherwise create, generate, communicate, store, process, use and rely upon electronic records and electronic signatures.

(2) To the extent that a governmental agency uses electronic records and electronic signatures under subsection (1) of this section, the governmental agency, giving due consideration to security, may specify:

(a) 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;

(b) 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;

(c) Control processes and procedures as appropriate to ensure adequate preservation, disposition, integrity, security, confidentiality and auditability of electronic records; and

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

(3) Except as otherwise provided in ORS 84.034 (Retention of electronic records) (6), ORS 84.001 (Short title) to 84.061 (Federal electronic signatures law partially superseded) do not require a governmental agency of this state to use or permit the use of electronic records or electronic signatures. [2001 c.535 §18]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 84—Electronic Transactions, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors084.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
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