Anytime, Anywhere Electronic Signature

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An electronic signature or e-signature indicates the user’s intent to agree to or approve the content of documents. It also ensures the authenticity of the signer. With DocuScan App, you can sign a document anytime, anywhere using your e-signature. As the app is available on both iPhone and iPad, you can open the documents from your mail, sign them and send them across in just a few taps on your device.

In many countries, such as the United States, the European Union, Brazil, Australia and India, e-signature is valid and bears the same legal consequences as any traditional forms of executing of documents. In fact, on June 30, 2000 President Bill Clinton of United States signed the “Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act” (ESIGN) using his electronic signature ID. In this way, he established the validity of electronic signature for both international and interstate commerce.

Electronic signature are useful on a daily basis. Instead of a more traditional approach where the contract is printed, stapled, shipped and handled, you can save hundreds and thousands of dollars on a single contract by sending the document directly via mail and getting the signature. This helps cut cost significantly and increase work efficiency amongst staff members.

E-signature can be applied on any file type including images and text documents, giving you the flexibility to sign and send the necessary documents across without wasting a second.

Laws regarding use of electronic signatures

Australia – Electronic Transactions Act 1999 (which incorporates amendments from Electronic Transactions Amendment Act 2011), Section 10 – Signatures specifically relates to electronic signatures.

Canada – PIPEDA, its regulations, and the Canada Evidence Act.

China – Law of the People’s Republic of China on Electronic Signature (effective April 1, 2005)

Costa Rica – Digital Signature Law 8454 (2005)

Croatia 2002, updated 2008

Czech Republic – Zákon o elektronickém podpisu 227/2000 Sb.

European Union – Directive 1999/93/EC – detailed information on implementation within the EU is set out in the Digital Signatures and the Law.

India – Information Technology Act

Ireland – Electronic Commerce Act 2000

Japan – Law Concerning Electronic Signatures and Certification Services, 2000

Mexico – E-Commerce Act [2000]

New Zealand – Electronic Transactions Act 2002

Paraguay – Ley 4017: De validez jurídica de la Firma Electrónica, la Firma Digital, los Mensajes de Datos y el Expediente Electrónico (12/23/2010) (Spanish), Ley 4610: Que modifica y amplia la Ley 4017/10 (05/07/2012) (Spanish)

Peru – Ley Nº 27269. Ley de Firmas y Certificados Digitales (28MAY2000) (Spanish)

Philippines – Electronic Commerce Act of 2000

Poland – Ustawa o podpisie elektronicznym (Dziennik Ustaw z 2001 r. Nr 130 poz. 1450) [1]

Singapore – Singapore Electronic Transactions Act (1998, 2010) [2]

Slovakia – Zákon č.215/2002 o elektronickom podpise

Slovenia Slovene Electronic Commerce and Electronic Signature Act

South Africa – The Electronic Communications and Transactions Act 25, 2002

Spain – Ley 59/2003, de 19 de diciembre, de firma electrónica

Republika Srpska (entity of the Bosnia and Herzegovina) 2005

Turkey – Electronic Signature Law

Ukraine – Electronic Signature Law, 2003

UK – s.7 Electronic Communications Act 2000

U.S. – Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act

U.S. – Uniform Electronic Transactions Act – adopted by 48 states

U.S. – Digital Signature And Electronic Authentication Law

U.S. – Government Paperwork Elimination Act (GPEA)

U.S. – The Uniform Commercial Code (UCC)

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