Digital vs. Electronic Signature

electronic signatureIn a world where communication is increasingly digital, there is an increasing need to provide proof of receipt and/or understanding with a signature. The terms “electronic” and “digital signature” are sometimes used interchangeably, but in practice, these are two very different things. Our friends at Kofax laid out the differences between electronic and digital signatures in this post. Essentially, a digital signature is a mechanism to secure electronic data, and an electronic signature is the electronic representation of your intent to sign. The electronic signature  becomes secure when combined with a digital signature.

For more on the differences and the processes for implementing both, click over to the full article.

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