Celebrating 20 years of the ESIGN Act. A brief history of the signature

June 30, 2020, marked the 20th anniversary of the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (the ESIGN Act).

The ESIGN Act:


Conforms to most laws that require a handwritten signature on documents.


Allows for presenting electronically executed agreements as court-admissible evidence.


Prevents denial of validity, enforceability, and legal standing of an e-signed document due to its electronic form.

Present Day

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to send signature invites


customize signature workflows, and much more.


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