• United States



by CSO Contributor

Electronic Signatures Act

Mar 19, 20031 min
CSO and CISOData and Information Security

Officially named the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act, this law states that electronic signatures may be legally binding for contracts and transactions. The law does not specify what type of technology can be used. Digital signatures are popular types of electronic signatures, but simple click-through agreements at websites also may be legally binding. Electronic signatures also may involve biometrics or digitized versions of handwritten signatures.