A proposed California law contains the following definition:
(i) “Electronic signature” means an electronic sound, symbol, or process attached to or logically associated with an electronic record and executed or adopted by a person with the intent to sign the electronic record.
Suppose a person chooses to use an RSA signature to electronically sign a document. Which of the following does the above definition include
- The signed hash of the document being signed
- The public key of the signer
- The private key of the signer?
Later on the law states
8231.15. (a) An online notarization platform shall not have access to an online notary public’s electronic signature or electronic seal.
If the electronic signature consists of the signed hash in the absence of the private key, it seems like the online notarization platform would not be allowed to have access to the signed document, which would make it rather difficult to provide that document to the person who wants the document notarized.
I've seen this definition for an electronic signature many places. Is there any generally agreed upon precise meaning?