What Do E-Signatures Mean for You?

    Date20 Jun 2000
    CategoryCryptography
    3932
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Thanks to a measure approved by Congress and headed to President Clinton's desk for his signature, Web surfers and e-mail users will soon be able to put a legally binding digital version of . . . Thanks to a measure approved by Congress and headed to President Clinton's desk for his signature, Web surfers and e-mail users will soon be able to put a legally binding digital version of their John Hancocks on virtually any document or transaction. No surprise, really. With the volume of e-commerce and business-to-business transactions skyrocketing, the acceptance of digital signatures was more a question of when rather than if. In fact, many companies have been using proprietary digital-signature technology for decades as part of electronic data interchanges.
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