December 4, 2014

To sign or not to sign: Handwritten versus electronic signatures

We all know that a handwritten signature is legally binding on the party who made the signature. But what about an electronic signature? What is an electronic signature? Will a document be legally binding if signed electronically and not by hand? How easy is it to forge an electronic signature? Why should one consider using an electronic signature?  What is an Electronic Signature or e-signature? An e-signature is not an image of a scanned signature which is copied and pasted into a typed document. E-signatures can be divided into three categories, being Digital Signatures, Digital Certificates and Advanced Electronic Signatures […]
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