If I create an agreement, application or contract online for a client to complete, are electronic signatures binding? What is the best way to implement electronic signatures?
Washington, have each adopted their own statutes governing electronic transactions. Under the UETA, an electronic signature is attributable to a person if it was the act of the person, which can be shown by the effectiveness of the security procedures for signature authentication and the context and surrounding circumstances at the time of the document’s creation. No one can be required to use a digital signature or to accept a digital signature. Besides the United States, the European Union has adopted the Electronic Signature Directive (1999/93/EC) and numerous countries have adopted electronic signature laws.”
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