DocuSign is legal
Ensuring the highest levels of enforceability in eSignature
Electronic signatures are valid and legally binding around the world. DocuSign provides industry-leading levels of eSignature enforceability and in many cases warrants compliance with a variety or laws and statutes. For companies and individuals it’s a risk to not go with DocuSign.
No other eSignature company can match the security investments DocuSign has made – and has the enterprise security audit reports to back it up. DocuSign is the only eSignature provider that is ISO 27001 certified internationally and across the entire company, along with other important US, EU, and global certifications. Learn More
DocuSign meets eSignature legal standards around the world, with documents being signed in 188 countries today. We actively work with executive and legislative bodies around the world, to establish eSignature legislation and policy. The adoption of the European Directive 1999/93/EC of 13 December 1999 establishes a Community framework for the use of electronic signatures on electronic contracts in the EU. Thirty European countries have already implemented Directive 1999/93/EC. DocuSign’s advanced signature is legally admissible and enforceable in the European Union. See the list of countries where DocuSign eSignature is valid. Learn More
Superior eSignature Enforceability
It’s not enough to meet the minimum requirements of the ESIGN Act: while ESIGN affirms that an eSignature is legal, it doesn’t answer whether it is your signature. What really matters is the ability to prove who signed your document, which is why DocuSign ensures the highest levels of enforceability – higher than pen and paper.
Better Tools to Prove Signer Identity
DocuSign offers the strongest levels of enforceability in eSignature, including clear, non-repudiation audit trail, encryption, tamper-sealed certificates, chain of custody, and more. And DocuSign is willing to attest to and demonstrate its authentication measures.
DocuSign plays a leading role in promoting eSignature regulation and policy. We are on the board of the eSignature and Records Association and chair its Public Policy Committee. DocuSign actively advises Federal and State governments on eSignature policy, influencing state legislation and clearing the way for eSignatures on critical IRS documents, like Form 4506-T, and FHA documents.
We advocate regularly on behalf of individual DocuSign customers to gain approval for eSignature acceptance with regulators, agencies, and other receiving parties. We have been successful in broadening State and Federal agencies’ eSignature policy on behalf of customers.