Many businesses are adopting electronic signatures as a fast and easy way to get documents signed online. But before you adopt electronic signatures, it’s important to make sure the technology you pick will hold up to legal scrutiny.
Digital Signature Blog from SIGNiX
Most electronic signatures comply with federal regulations, but not all of them provide the necessary evidence to withstand legal scrutiny. Here are six ways to know if an electronic signature is strong enough to stand up in court.
Many people are reluctant to use e-signature technology because they’re afraid that signatures created online aren’t legal. The truth is that e-signatures are just as legally binding as handwritten signatures. But that doesn’t mean that all e-signature products are on an equal footing when a signature is challenged in court.
A few days ago, we brought you news regarding a case in front of the Utah Supreme Court regarding the constitutionality of banning electronic signatures from the initiative process in Utah: Utahns for Ethical Government v. Clerks for All Counties in the State of Utah. The American Civil Liberties Union of Utah, along with a number of cooperating attorneys, had applied to file an Amicus Curiae (friend of the court) brief on the case in support of the notion that the ban was unconstitutional.
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