What is an Electronic Signature?
An Electronic Signature is a signature or mark signifying an agreement in electronic form. It allows signers to approve or agree to terms in a document.
Are Electronic Signatures Legally Valid?
The legal validity of an Electronic Signature, or E-Signature, is governed by legal regulations that vary from country to country. Some countries allow almost every e-signature to be legally enforceable, while other countries and regions define specific requirements for a signature to be legally binding, which may include the use of higher assurance digital signatures. In the EU and Switzerland, eIDAS and ZertES qualified signatures are equivalent to a handwritten signature. Laws governing the use of electronic signatures may also have different stipulations for the type of document being signed.