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SharePoint, Workflow, and Digital Signatures in 3 Pictures

What’s the difference between the varieties of electronic signatures and digital signatures?...Now if you look at the egg/doll on the right side, Electronic Signatures is the large containing category

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8 reasons to abandon paper signatures

Mistaken expectation of vulnerability Basic education about the legality of electronic signatures is severely lacking in the marketplace. Organizations remain inappropriately afraid of legal challenges to an electronic signature, however, the challenges to electronic signatures “valid and legal” have never been sole cause for overruling a contract or signed document. (See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic signature ) Ultimately, the legality of an electronic signature and electronic document lies in the underlying business process. 3. Inherent problems with paper signatures A central question of paper and electronic signatures involves how to deal with forgery and spoofing

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Ed Snowden and the different types of signatures

Ed Snowden and the different types of signatures Electronic signatures come in four general categories: 1...“Electronic Signature” services These are the SAAS (Software as a Service) electronic signature companies

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Are Digital Signatures legal?

The laws often speak of “electronic signatures.” Digital signatures are the highest form of “electronic signature” and provide the best assurances to the signer and the recipient that the signature is trustworthy and legal. In Europe, the term “Advanced Electronic Signature” is preferred over the synonym “Digital Signature

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Digital Signatures for online customers, clients, and other external signers

In my last column , I discussed how your customers, clients, and similar signers can sign documents in the presence of your staff member. A key part of the process is authenticating the signer. When your staff member and the signer are together, it’s easy for your staffer to ask for ID....

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Signatures for your customers, clients, and other external signers

At the AIIM webinar about SharePoint and digital signatures last week (you can watch the webinar on demand here ), I briefly discussed how a hospital customer is enabling hospital staff and patients to sign paperwork online. A webinar participant wondered how this works since you wouldn...

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Protect your signature: make it digital

Traditional signatures, wet ink on paper, are not hard to forge if you’re a forger. When there were no easy or cost-effective alternatives, wet signatures, along with their issues, was the way to go. But times have changed. With scanners, computers, faxes and modern printers, it is...

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Papersucks: Going Digital Makes Common Sense

http://www.banktech.com/management-strategies/electronic-signature-part-i-challenges/240155415?...http://www.banktech.com/risk-management/electronic-signatures-part-ii-navigati/240157673#!

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The Latest - Good - News About Digital Signatures

In terms of legal issues, be wary of the distinction between “electronic signatures” and “digital signatures.” Digital signatures are a sub-group of electronic signatures that provide the levels of security needed in order to conduct electronic operations securely and with integrity

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Is It OK To Maintain Records ONLY in Electronic Format?

I believe that there are, however, two core foundational requirement documents in the United States that establish the principle underlying the answer to whether electronic records (and electronic signatures) suffice in lieu of paper