19.34.290  <<  19.34.291 >>   19.34.300

Discontinuation of certification authority servicesDuties of authorityContinuation of guarantyProcess to maintain and update recordsRulesCosts.

*** CHANGE IN 2019 *** (SEE 1908.SL) ***
(1) A licensed certification authority that discontinues providing certification authority services shall:
(a) Notify all subscribers listed in valid certificates issued by the certification authority, before discontinuing services;
(b) Minimize, to the extent commercially reasonable, disruption to the subscribers of valid certificates and relying parties; and
(c) Make reasonable arrangements for preservation of the certification authority's records.
(2) A suitable guaranty of a licensed certification authority may not be released until the expiration of the term specified in the guaranty.
(3) The secretary may provide by rule for a process by which the secretary may, in any combination, receive, administer, or disburse the records of a licensed certification authority or a recognized repository that discontinues providing services, for the purpose of maintaining access to the records and revoking any previously issued valid certificates in a manner that minimizes disruption to subscribers and relying parties. The secretary's rules may include provisions by which the secretary may recover costs incurred in doing so.


Effective dateSeverability1997 c 27: See notes following RCW 19.34.030.
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