electronic signature

   A paperless method of agreeing to an electronic contract. To "sign" a contract electronically, a person may be asked to type his or her name into a box, paste a scanned version of his or her signature into a box, click an "I Accept" button, or use a "key" to encrypt (i.e., scramble) information that identifies a unique signer, using a method called Public Key Infrastructure (PKI). Under the Electronic Signatures in Global and International Commerce Act (2000), electronic signatures are as binding as those in ink. A signature encrypted by technology such as PKI is now generally called a "digital signature."

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