With more and more individuals and businesses making a switch to electronic signatures every day, electronic signatures are legally-binding in nearly all the countries around the world including United States, European Union, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia among others.
Here’s a closer look at the legality of electronic signatures around the world.
In the United States, the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (UETA) 1999 and the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (ESIGN) 2000 admits the validity and enforceability of electronic signatures. SignEasy is compliant with the ESIGN Act. Learn more here.
The Electronic Identification and Trust Services for Electronic Transactions Regulation,2016 and the Electronic Communications Act, 2000 make electronic signature legal for businesses around the United Kingdom. SignEasy is compliant with the electronic signature laws in the United Kingdom.
Starting July 1, 2016, the prevailing EU directive on electronic signatures, termed the eSignatures Directive 1999/93/EC, was replaced by the new Regulation (EU) No. 910/2014 on electronic identification and trust services called the eIDAS regulation. It assures progress in online transactions for individuals, businesses, and public administrations in two areas: electronic identification services and trust services. SignEasy is compliant with the eIDAS. Learn more here.
Today, a majority of countries around the world have established their own set of laws and standards regarding electronic signatures and digital transactions. As worldwide adoption of electronic signatures continues to rise, the number of countries that employ such regulations will also grow. To learn about the legality of eSignatures in your region, click here.
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