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About Electronic Signatures
A technology that enables you to sign documents online, electronic signatures are enforceable by law in many countries throughout the world, with the same legal effects as traditional paper documents and handwritten signatures. Electronic signatures have been in use for more than ten years and are quickly spreading around the world because they make it easier to conduct business fully on the Internet—with no need for paper from start to finish.
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 (EU-27, Croatia, Turkey and Liechtenstein) have already implemented the Directive 1999/93/EC. Electronic signatures are actively in use in Europe, and worldwide, and DocuSign’s advanced signature is ready and legal to accelerate the speed of business.
At DocuSign, security of your information is a top priority. DocuSign has broad and deep privacy and security certifications, including audits performed by independent third parties. In addition to SAS 70 Type II data center testing, the DocuSign solution has also been thoroughly tested for SAS 70 compliance.
Signer User Guide - download
E-Signature Law in the European Union - download