[cabfpub] Phone verification issues

Eddy Nigg (StartCom Ltd.) eddy_nigg at startcom.org
Thu Jun 27 21:35:03 UTC 2013

On 06/28/2013 12:13 AM, From Jeremy Rowley:
> We could also consider start allowing notaries.  When the EV 
> guidelines were originally created, verification of notaries was 
> extremely difficult.  However, almost every state now has a public 
> repository of notaries along with contact information.  Because notary 
> verification reliability has significantly increased over the last 
> couple of years, we should consider expanding Verified Letter 
> verification of phone numbers to include notarized letters based on 
> original documentation.

If you are referring to so-called "Public Notaries" as common in the US 
than I guess we'd object. They are not nearly close to the requirements 
and liabilities lawyers or Latin notaries are subject to. Nor do I 
believe they are really capable to really confirm all the relevant details.

A public notary could perhaps confirm having seen a document (such as an 
invoice or other evidence etc.) but not give a legal opinion as a lawyer 

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