It’s National ESIGN Day on June 30th, and there’s no better time than now to dig deeper into the legislation that heralded the end of paperwork.
The ESIGN Act was passed in 2000 to legalize the use of electronic signatures. That’s a good 16 years ago, so it got us wondering how exactly did the nation that was famously born from 56 signatures move on to sign the ESIGN act and become one of the most progressive economies for electronic transactions.
Here’s a look at how we moved from pen-and-paper contracts to telegraph contracts to faxed signatures before finally accepting eSignatures with the landmark ESIGN Act.
President Clinton thought that the true test of success for eSignatures is when we don’t feel there’s “any big deal” using an eSignature for routine things like hiring a service or closing a mortgage. Well, that’s exactly what we’ve made possible with SignEasy!
Is your eSignature ESIGN compliant? Check out our white paper on the ESIGN Act with tips on staying compliant with SignEasy.