One of the key concerns people have when switching to e-signatures is whether they have the same legal certainty as a paper and ink signature. Ensuring e-signed documents are legally enforceable in a court of law is critical, as no company wants to see its documents disputed.
In an international business environment, signing solutions that work across borders are essential. And with approval chains growing, in size and complexity, solutions that save time whilst providing high-security, compliant signatures are invaluable.
Today we are continuing our series on how different industries benefit from e-signatures. This time the legal sector is our focus.
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.