The E-Sign Law paved the way!
The US eSign Law, passed in October of 2000, triggered the transition towards the
significant benefits associated with the paperless environment by granting legal
status to electronic signatures thereby significantly reducing the legal risk. The
US legislation drove similar legislation worldwide, which now exists in virtually
every major economy. Empowered by legislation, and driven by the significant expense
reduction inherent with the paperless environment, leading business & government
organizations worldwide are transitioning to electronic correspondence, eTransactions
and eCommerce via the Internet.
Electronic Signature defined.
Currently the term Electronic Signature is most commonly defined as "a method adopted
by a party with the intent to be bound by or to authenticate a record. The signature
must be unique to the person using it. It must be capable of verification, it must
be under the sole control of the person using it, and be linked to data in such
a manner that if the data are tampered with the electronic signature is invalidated."
CIC's technology captures a variety of electronic digital signatures types ranging
from handwritten biometric signatures to voice, fingerprints or PIN/PWD, which are
unique to the individual signing, capable of verification and under their control.
CIC's technology ensures that the no tampering condition is satisfied by invalidating
the signature if the document is altered. The integrity of the document is insured
using NIST approved hashing algorithms as well as strong encryption. This feature
meets the requirement of being linked to data in such a manner that if the data
is changed the digital or electronic signature is invalidated.
All of these requirements must be satisfied and they must all be part of the electronic
process. Only when all of these criteria are met can the signer be assured that
they are indeed entering into a secure contract. That's where CIC technology not
only answers these criteria but does so within an open architecture solution that
provides compatibility with most any enterprise system.
Learn more: Electronic
Signature Law & CIC’s eSignature Products