Year: 2011

Electronic Signature vs. Digital Signature

For most people who enter into contracts on a daily basis, the terms “electronic signature” and “digital signature” mean roughly the same thing. From a legal perspective, however, an electronic signature and a digital signature are two very different forms

Posted in Best Reads, Education

Electronic Signature Laws Around the World

Electronic signatures play an important role in international business and commerce. Worldwide, companies of all sizes rely on e-signature technology to get major deals done on a daily basis. If national governing bodies could not guarantee the legality and validity

Posted in Legality

E-Signature Admissibility in Court

Documents that are signed electronically have all the same legal protections as those that are signed with a ballpoint pen. Despite this, the leading concerns among the majority of businesses interested in obtaining e-signatures on contracts and other important paperwork

Posted in Best Reads, Legality

UETA – Uniform Electronic Transactions Act

The Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (UETA) goes hand-in-hand with the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (ESIGN Act), in that both were enacted to help ensure the validity of electronic contracts and the defensibility of electronic signatures. Approved

Posted in Legality


The ESIGN Act established the legitimacy of signing contracts and documents online, streamlining business operations and eliminating paper burdens for consumers. As anyone who has ever applied for a loan from the living room couch or opened a bank account

Posted in Best Reads, Legality