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electronic signature

The electronic equivalent of a handwritten signature. There is more to it than pasting a graphic of a signature into a text document. Electronic signature software binds a signature, or other mark, to a specific document. Just as experts can detect a paper contract that was altered after it was signed, electronic signature software can detect the alteration of an electronically signed file any time in the future. CIC (www.cic.com) and Silanis Technology (www.silanis.com) are pioneers of electronic signature technology, which has proven especially relevant in the financial, insurance and real estate industries.

More than a Digital Signature
An electronic signature is often confused with a "digital signature," because it uses digital signature technology for detection alteration. An electronic signature also requires user authentication such as a digital certificate, smart card or biometric method.

In June 2000, the U.S. government passed the E-sign bill, which gives electronic signatures the same legality as handwritten ones. See ESIGN Act, digital signature, digital certificate and biometrics.
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Verid, a leading provider of identity verification and Knowledge Based Authentication (KBA) services, today announced that DocuSign has chosen Verid's authentication service to provide third-party identity verification for DocuSign's electronic signature service.
CoSign's standard electronic signatures are based on an industry standard PKI (Public Key Infrastructure), a mature and proven technology, which ensures signer authenticity, data integrity and non-repudiation of documents," says Ari Seror, Director of Professional Services, ARX.
At least one state, Kansas, went even further by combining their electronic signature law with UETA and so electronic documents and signatures clearly have the same status in law as paper and ink for most purposes.
Can I require all of my clients, customers or business associates to transact business using electronic signatures or records?
In other words, this method keeps a record of having originally validated the electronic signature but does not continuously re-validate the signature throughout the record's life.
Cyber- SIGN is the electronic signature for today's networked and on-line world.
Ontario has become the first Canadian province to grant legal status to electronic signatures.
Gartner also recommends relying on an electronic signature solution that is "hardware-independent.
The number of lenders that are now in conversations about moving into electronic signatures has increased tenfold over this time one year ago.
a global leader in electronic signature technology, announced today that it has been granted a new U.
More specifically, the law states that an electronic signature is whatever two entities agree it is.
The federal law includes a provision that agents and brokers can't be held liable for any deficiency in the electronic signature or record process if the agent or broker hasn't engaged in intentional misconduct and didn't help develop the e-signature process.

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