The DOE standards require that the name, date of birth and Social Security number associated with an electronic signature
must be authenticated by a third party against an approved database;
I also don't like Outlook's signature
feature for the same reason.
what qualifies an electronic signature
The Electronic Transactions Act defines an electronic signature
as an electronic sound, symbol or process associated with an electronic record, which is adopted or used by a person with the intent to sign an electronic record.
has issued a proposal for a digital signature
standard, which allows recipients of electronically transmitted information to verify the sender's identity and the data's integrity.
It says, basically, that you cannot deny the legality of an electronic signature
just because it is an electronic signature
," he explains.
The complexity of documenting electronic commerce increases in proportion to the complexity of the signature
More specifically, the law states that an electronic signature
is whatever two entities agree it is.