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.
Graham is a partner in international law firm Bird & Bird LLP. He is based in London and is one of the UK's leading cyberlaw experts, with a practice encompassing advisory and contentious work in the internet, IT and intellectual property fields.
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.
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.