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Sign on the Dotted Line – The Legality of Electronic Signatures

Sign on the Dotted Line – The Legality of Electronic Signatures

The legal requirement of the parties to a contractual agreement to execute their signatures effectuates not only the execution of the agreement, but identification and proof of enforcement against the parties to be charged to the agreement. As important the signature requirement is for agreements across the world and in all areas of commerce, it is not always easy or convenient to get signatures; in fact, waiting for signatures on a contract can delay business transactions. To avoid delays and keep up with the ever-changing world of technological advances, digital signatures are becoming an accepted practice.