Appendix: the basics of eSignature legality

DocuSign eSignature legality guide

 

In addition to questions about data protection, DocuSign is also frequently asked about eSignature legality. The DocuSign eSignature Legality Guide is provided as a public resource to further understanding of eSignature legality, and clarify some of the common misconceptions surrounding international eSignature legality.

The guide is based on legal research into the laws and practices regarding eSignatures in a variety of countries. The underlying research was conducted by local law firms located in that country using that country’s local language. The research was then supplemented with complementary research on eSignature and digital signature technology standards conducted by independent technology experts. 

The legality guide is available at https://www.docusign.com/how-it-works/legality/global.

The information in the guide is for general information purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional legal advice. For legal advice or representation, contact a licensed attorney in your area.

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