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Private keyControlPublic disclosure exemption.

(1) By accepting a certificate issued by a licensed certification authority, the subscriber identified in the certificate assumes a duty to exercise reasonable care to retain control of the private key and prevent its disclosure to a person not authorized to create the subscriber's digital signature. The subscriber is released from this duty if the certificate expires or is revoked.
(2) A private key is the personal property of the subscriber who rightfully holds it.
(3) A private key in the possession of a state agency or local agency, as those terms are defined by RCW 42.17A.005, is exempt from public inspection and copying under chapter 42.56 RCW.

NOTES:

Effective date2011 c 60: See RCW 42.17A.919.
Effective dateSeverability1997 c 27: See notes following RCW 19.34.030.
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