The Top 6 Legal Risks of Electronic Signatures

Melanie Attia, October 23, 2017

Moving business processes and approvals online without introducing legal risks is not a simple task. While the ESIGN Act grants electronically signed records the same legal status as paper records, it is no guarantee that they will be admitted into court as evidence or that they will provide adequate defense in the event of a legal dispute.  In addition to that, the minimum requirements of the ESIGN Act do not ensure protection against a number of other important risks associated with online electronic signatures.

Forgery has probably been around as long as people have been signing their names on paper. So it’s not surprising that when it comes to electronic signatures, the risk for fraud and other legal infractions such as repudiation or lack of admissibility and compliance still exist—especially if the electronic signing process is not properly designed.

Top 6 Legal Risks of E-Signatures & E-Transactions

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