HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) is a United States legislation that provides data privacy and security provisions for safeguarding medical information.
60+ countries have standards and legal frameworks for e-signatures and digital transactions. This list grows each year, which makes it challenging for international organisations to deliver compliant business processes.
Digital signatures and trust identities are not just for human interactions, as demonstrated by how we apply our security services in the IoT space.
E-signatures are being extensively adopted across most industries to improve security, reduce the use of paper, accelerate approval processes and enhance workflows.
On 9th September 2017, Ascertia launched the SigningHub Autumn ’17 release (v7.3). This release includes powerful performance enhancements, additional API calls and expanded user functionality to enable the ultimate signing experience!
There are many types of electronic signatures but some of the most commonly used in business are Advanced Electronic Signatures as they are secure, identifiable and in some cases mandated by legislation or policy.
Some of the world’s strictest regulations are found in the pharmaceutical industry and companies in this sector will have extensive processes and policies to maintain data security. This applies to every department within an organisation - from robust IT systems, to secure solutions used to approve documentation electronically.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force in May 2018 across the EU, changing the way businesses record and store personal data. A year from now may seem a way off but businesses need to consider their GDPR strategies sooner rather than later to ensure compliance.
Every country has different regulations for the legality and validity of e-signatures. When dealing internationally it is important to understand country specific regulations to ensure contracts and agreements are valid.
We could write countless blogs on every country’s unique laws but for this blog we’re focusing on the recent eIDAS EU regulation and South Africa ECT Act and the differences between the two that are worth knowing.
Digitally signing business documents is becoming more prevalent as industries realise the efficiency and productivity benefits.
We have discussed the business benefits for multiple internal departments, but there are also many advantages for B2C companies.