Most of us can probably agree that legality and security are incredibly complex topics. To help everyone grasp a better understanding of how both apply to electronic documents, DocuSign presented a partner webinar last week on July 16th. The key presenters of this webinar are Miles Kelly, Senior Director of Product Marketing at DocuSign; Steve Bisbee, Co-Inventor and President/CEO of eOriginal; and Margo Tank, Partner of BuckleySandler LLP.
The Internet is a critical component to your business and to conducting business on the DocuSign Global Network. While most of us use the Internet for good, there are malicious third parties who try to take advantage of others through scams, malware, and viruses. In fact, antivirus vendors report that malicious code incidents have been increasing by as much 3600% per week recently.
Trust is an essential component to what we do. We respect that our customers count on us for mission-critical tasks, and security is key to the solution. While DocuSign has a robust set of controls to ensure the highest levels of security, we urge our customers and even non-customers to take action to help ensure the internet is safe for all. This includes challenges such as spam, malware and viruses, which can wreak havoc on businesses.
The number of worldwide email accounts is expected to increase from an installed base of 3.1 billion in 2011 to nearly 4.1 billion by year-end 2015, according to a report by Radicati. Unfortunately some people take advantage of that tremendous volume for malicious purposes. DocuSign relies on the secure DocuSign Global Network to ensure document security. But what about email, which falls outside our carefully maintained network?
Do you have an action plan for complying with the New York Wage Theft Prevention Act (WTPA) by February 1st? While April 2011 saw the passage of the WTPA, New York employers now face implementation of the new, stringent documentation requirements. New York’s WTPA is similar to other statues recently enacted in California, New Mexico, Maryland and Illinois. HR and benefits decision-makers need to be prepared to respond to the legislation and understand how to comply with it.
The ongoing debate about the legal standing of electronic signatures on real estate contracts in New York is about to be put to rest. Last Friday Governor Cuomo signed S2373A into law, authorizing recording officers to accept conveyance of real property presented for recording as electronic records.
Ken Moyle, Chief Legal Officer and Vice President of Legal and Corporate Affairs, provides commentary on a recent ruling from the Arkansas Supreme Court, affirming the lower court's granting of summary judgment in favor of GEICO, upholding the applicability of the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (“UETA”) to a waiver of minimum medical coverage.
The Utah legislature passed the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (Utah Code Ann. §46-4-101 et seq.) in 2000, putting electronic signatures and records on equal footing with paper and ink. Just last year, the Utah Supreme Court held that petitions can be electronically signed (2010 UT 47). Yesterday, with the passage of S.B. 165, the Utah legislature turned the bus around and started heading right back to 1999.