digital signing 101
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Digital Signatures vs. Electronic Signatures
Wait … aren’t they the same thing? Not exactly. Digital signatures are a subset of electronic signatures that uses PKI technology to make them high assurance signatures that, when properly implemented, have a higher level of trust.
Digital signatures are a subset of electronic signatures
Digital Signing Process
The TSP verifies the identity of the employee and the organization.
The TSP issues them a digital certificate – the certificate contains their verified information.
The employee uses a compatible application to generate signatures/seals using the digital certificate.
The digitally signed/sealed documents will contain the organization and employee’s verified identity, the signing date & time, and it will be tamper evident.
This page does not constitute legal advice. The suitability, enforceability, or admissibility of electronic signatures and digital signatures will likely depend on many factors such as the country or state where you operate, the country or state where the electronic document will be distributed, as well as the type of electronic document involved. Appropriate legal counsel should be consulted to analyze any potential legal implications and questions related to the use of electronic signatures and digital signatures.