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E-Sign modernization bill would enhance access to online services

July 2, 2020

CUNA supports a bill that would make modernizations to the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act’s provisions regarding requirements to consent to electronic disclosures. The E-Sign Modernization Act of 2020 was introduced Thursday by Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Todd Young (R-Ind.). 

“The E-Sign Modernization Act of 2020 is a strong step toward balancing community health with financial well-being,” said CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle. “Enhancing consumer access to online services will ensure that consumers and the financial first responders meeting their pecuniary needs remain safe in our current operating environment.”

Specifically, it would remove the requirement in the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act requiring consumers to reasonably demonstrate their ability to access information electronically prior to consenting to electronic records.