Are electronic signatures legal?
Yes, it is clear both from the Electronic Signatures Directive and the ECA they are legal, in fact certain types of electronic signature may be regarded as being more reliable.
Electronic Communications Act 2000
B2B eSign complies with regulations established by the Electronic Communications Act 2000 and, and enacted by EU Member States confirming the legality of Electronic Signatures.
Uniquely linked to the signatory
The B2B eSign system ensures that every signature is uniquely linked to the signatory by storing secure records of the signature as well as additional information such as IP address, user details and environment.
Capable of identifying the signatory
When sending a document to a client additional information is required, such as name, company and email address. These details ensure that the signatory is identified at point of signing which is traceable back to both the signatory and yourself.
Created using methods that the signatory can maintain under their sole control
A document sent using B2B eSign is only sent to the person the document is intended for. No other copies are sent elsewhere and the signatory has sole control over the signing process.