In this article, the author writes: “Backdating by itself is not generally, at least with respect to private agreements, illegal.
Rather, it is the use of the backdated documents by the parties or their counsel that may violate the law.” The US approach seems to be founded on the principle that parties to an agreement (or deed) are free to agree that the document is to take effect prior to the date of execution – this is often denoted by dating the document “as of” the earlier date. Bradley Real Estate Trust, the US Court of Appeals (7th Cir.
Step 2 states that you should always scan over the document for a number of important reasons, including to check the document date, which should never come after the date of the notarization.The Executive Office of the Governor may contract with private vendors to provide the services set forth in this section. However, no commission fee shall be required for the issuance of a commission as a notary public to a veteran who served during a period of wartime service, as defined in s. Notaries public shall be appointed for 4 years and shall use and exercise the office of notary public within the boundaries of this state. The following notarial certificates are sufficient for the purposes indicated, if completed with the information required by this chapter. An applicant must be able to read, write, and understand the English language. The specification of forms under this subsection does not preclude the use of other forms.
In the US, however, there seems to be have been much more consideration of the issue (at least according to my Google search results).