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15 Years Later: How the ESIGN Act Is Changing the Digital Landscape

Posted by Mary Bruce on Fri, Jun 26, 2015

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Almost 15 years ago on June 30, 2000, President Bill Clinton signed into law the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (ESIGN Act), and the entire technological world rejoiced. (Well, we certainly did!)

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Tags: e-sign, adopting electronic signatures

CMSWiRE Talks Founding Fathers and E-Signature Independence with SIGNiX

Posted by Mary Bruce on Fri, Jun 19, 2015

We dream big dreams here at SIGNiX—especially if they involve a bit of time travel. Imagine if, in 1776, the Declaration of Independence was signed via electronic signature. The use of e-signatures would have allowed the delegates to sign all on the same day—no matter where they were. Most importantly, the delegate signatures’ validity could still be proven today—and for every Independence Day to come.

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[Infographic] Independent E-Signatures and Digital Forensics

Posted by Mary Bruce on Fri, Jun 12, 2015

Hardy Boys take note – sleuthing has entered a new era and it doesn’t involve a magnifying glass.

To get to the bottom of many investigations today, it takes a close look at what’s happening digitally. Why? Check out this infographic from Prudential Associates that points out:

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To Achieve the Pinnacle of Document Collaboration – Adopt Independent E-Signatures

Posted by Hans Downer, CEO of SavvyDox on Wed, Jun 10, 2015

If you work with contracts or other legal agreements, what are your biggest pain points?  

If you are like most people, it comes down to three key pain points. First, if there are multiple people involved in the process, how do they effectively collaborate to finalize the approved version of a document? Second, once the document is approved, you probably have to route it around for wet ink signatures that will be legally binding. Third, once the document is signed, how do you distribute copies and file it?

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John Harris Highlights Independent E-Signatures in Gov Security News

Posted by Mary Bruce on Thu, Jun 04, 2015

On a local, state and national scale, e-signatures pose a prime opportunity to improve workflows in government offices. In fact, we’ve helped the County of San Diego, California save impressive amounts of time and money, and make taxpayers happier, too. Kind of a win-win-win.

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What Makes an E-Signature Trustworthy?

Posted by Mary Bruce on Mon, Jun 01, 2015


Building trust with technology isn’t quite as easy as falling backward into someone’s arms. Unless you have a technical background, cyber security can be difficult to grasp. Do you really know what 128-bit encryption is? Or how public and private keys work?

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Tags: secure digital signatures

[Infographic] The Declaration of Independence and Electronic Signatures

Posted by Emily Maxie on Fri, May 29, 2015

I'd like you to hop in a time machine with me as we go back in time to the summer of 1776. Earlier in the summer, Congress spent two days debating and revising the language of The Declaration of Independence. Now, nearly a month later, 56 delegates have gathered with quill pens in hand to sign the historic document. 

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Tags: security, benefits

E-Signatures Attract a New Generation of Business

Posted by Emily Maxie on Tue, May 26, 2015

Born during the brink of tech revolution in the 1980s and 1990s, Millennials are becoming the new influencers in the workplace and marketplace. The world is becoming theirs to own, and however they shape the future, it’s likely their digital instincts will play a role. Consider these facts from the Millennial Generation Research Review:

  • 80 percent of Millennials sleep with their cell phones next to their beds
  • Millennials are 2.5 times more likely to be early adopters of technology than are older generations
  • 60 percent of Millennials produce and upload online content

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Tags: benefits

[Infographic] What is KBA? Knowledge Based Authentication Explained

Posted by Emily Maxie on Mon, May 18, 2015

At SIGNiX, we talk a lot about identity which is process of identifying people online. It's a big deal in the e-signature world. After all, if you don't know who is signing a document, what use is a signature? We get a lot of questions about the most secure type of identity authentication we offer — knowledge based authentication (KBA) — so I thought I'd take a minute to explain KBA. 

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Tags: authentication

Keeping the Soul in Electronic Signatures

Posted by Timothy Reiniger on Mon, May 11, 2015

The rise of the digital network-based information economy and machine-mediated electronic signatures has left many consumers with the experience of identity deficit, or absence of the personal. This is reflected in a recent study – “Paperless and Soulless: E-signatures Diminish the Signer’s Presence and Decrease Acceptance” – reported by Professor Eileen Chou of the University of Virginia.

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Tags: legality

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