What factors make digital signatures legally-binding?
Nonetheless, the acceptance rate only started to gain momentum over the past few years.
Electronic signatures must conform to ESIGN and UETA Act
The adoption of the ESIGN (Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act) at the federal level and UETA (Uniform Electronic Transactions Act) in most American states solidified the legal aspect for the use of e-signatures and e-records in commerce.
Both the ESIGN and UETA Act give e-signatures the same legal standing as typical pen and paper signatures.
Their work is to offer statutory validation to and boost confidence in, transactions which abide by certain conditions, as opposed to quash transactions which do not abide.