OASIS LegalXML eNotarization TC

The original Call For Participation for this TC may be found at http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/200207/msg00008.html

The Charter for this TC was modified on 18 February 2008.

The charter for this TC is as follows.


OASIS LegalXML eNotarization TC ("eNotarization TC")

Statement of Purpose and Scope of Work

  1. to develop an agreed set of technical requirements for eNotarization of electronic documents taking into account:
    1. the historic policies and underlying legal doctrines governing notarial jurats, certificates, acknowledgements and other notarized documents;
    2. a need for legal electronic documents suitable for real estate and e-recording purposes;
    3. a need for enduring document archiving;
    4. legal and administrative requirements for notarized documents; and
  2. to adapt existing or emerging standards as the W3C/IETF DSIG and OASIS DSS and other technologies to the requirements identified by the committee; and
  3. to produce an enotarization technical specification tailored to foregoing purposes.

List of Deliverables

  1. A General Requirements Document for an eNotarization 1.0 specification, DTD and/or Schema, which may include
    1. a proposed classification of enotarization documents to be expressed in suitable XML syntax for common law jurisdictions;
    2. a proposed classification of core and derivative eNotarization functions to be met for electronically executed electronic documents;
    3. with regard to one or more specific technologies, a mapping of some or all of the features of each technology to the classifications and requirements identified by the Technical Committee;
  2. Generate subsequently an eNotarization 1.0 XML or other Specification, DTD and/or Schema based upon an approved General Requirements Document.
  3. Reach a consensus on a definition for an interoperability testing between technologies and legal information systems for the eNotarization XML specification.
  4. Receive and publish information about interoperability test results.

OASIS Intellectual Property Rights Mode

  1. The eNotarization TC will operate in accordance with the Royal Free on Limited Terms (RF on Limited Terms) IPR Mode of the Oasis IPR Policy.


  1. The eNotarization TC will conduct business in English.