The E-Sign Act: Requirements and what you should know.

Learn about the E-Sign Act and how it has simplified doing business electronically — without pen and paper.

What is the E-Sign Act

Electronic signatures might not feel as “official” as physical documents signed with a pen, but as of 2000, that’s no longer the case.

Congress passed the E-Sign Act to approve the validity and enforceability of electronic signatures. That means if you sign a document with an electronic signature — even official government documents — your signature is legal and binding. You can enter contracts, sign up for services, and approve forms, all with the click of a button.

How to manage E-Sign compliance.

Just because the U.S. Government accepts electronic signatures doesn’t mean every e-signature is valid. Compliance under the E-Sign Act requires that signatures meet the following conditions:

Because forged signatures are a serious issue, e-signatures need to follow these strict regulations to maintain the highest levels of security. If you want to use an electronic signature, make sure you use software that meets all E-Sign Act requirements like Acrobat Sign.

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