1306.17 Commercial reasonableness of security procedure.

(A) This section and section 1306.18 of the Revised Code apply to the attribution of electronic records and electronic signatures among parties that are not state agencies.

(B) For purposes of this section and section 1306.18 of the Revised Code, the commercial reasonableness of a security procedure is to be determined by a court. In making this determination, both of the following apply:

(1) A security procedure established by statute or regulation is effective for transactions covered by the statute or regulation.

(2) Except as otherwise provided in division (B)(1) of this section, the commercial reasonableness and effectiveness is to be determined in light of the purposes of the security procedure and the commercial circumstances at the time the parties agree to or adopt the procedure.

(C) As used in this section, "state agency" means every organized body, office, or agency established by the laws of the state for the exercise of any function of state government.

Effective Date: 09-14-2000