What is a digital signature enforcement tool?

Learn how digital signature enforcement tools (DSETs) help users protect their personal information.

How do digital signature enforcement tools work?

A digital signature enforcement tool is software that scans emails and documents and sends an alert if there’s any personally identifiable information (PII) included. The alert will remind you to take a second look and make sure you’re not sending any sensitive information you didn’t mean to include.

If personally identifiable information is found within the email or document, the DSET will require a digital signature before the file can be sent, saved, or in some cases, even closed out. The digital signature acts as an authorization to ensure you meant to include such sensitive information.

What is personally identifiable information?

Personally identifiable information (PII) is anything that could identify you as an individual, including:

This information, if it falls into the wrong hands, can be used in identity theft schemes and other illegal activities. That’s why it’s essential to ensure the security of your PII using digital signature enforcement tools.

Easy digital signatures.

Luckily, a digital signature enforcement tool won’t make you print a paper copy of your email, sign it, and scan it back in. You can use electronic signature software like Acrobat Sign to add your legal signature with the click of a button. Being safe online doesn’t have to be a hassle. Add your signature from any device with e-signature software.

Discover more about how Sign can help you protect your personal information online.