What is a standard eSignature?

The most often utilized approach is known as simple or standard electronic signature. Since they are more suited and promote speedy and fluid use, the overwhelming majority of electronic signatures on the market today are referred to as “simple.” The simple electronic signature corresponds to the initial degree of document security and legal recognition.

Level of Protection

A standard eSignature can have a document signed with only two clicks and without any concrete process of identity verification or approval. It would be quite easy for the signer to deny signing it in this instance. A scanned signature or a rudimentary digital signature is considered standard signatures under this definition.

As a result, a sophisticated electronic signature must:



The standard electronic signature procedure, on the other hand, can be enhanced and given more legal weight if an additional authentication step is added, such as Certinal's double authentication system, which uses an SMS code received by the signer.



Keeping an audit trail with standard electronic signatures isn't required, it's evident that doing so, as well as the cost and quality of the evidence gathered in this file, will provide a far higher level of credibility in the event the contract is ever questioned.



This audit trail file can contain information like the signer's email address, phone number, and the IP address of the device used to sign the document, among other things. The goal of this proof file is to allow lawyers to conveniently track the many phases of a transaction in detail.

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