from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An electronic sound, symbol, or process attached to or associated with a contract or other record and used as the legal equivalent of a written signature.


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  • In July, Florida defense attorney Gloria Einstein took a deposition from Bryan J. Bly, a document-signer for Citi Residential Mortgage, a unit of Citigroup Inc., who told a lawyer he signed between 2,000 and 5,000 mortgage documents a day, using an electronic "e-signature" stamp.

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  • This spring, it announced partnerships with UPS, Skype, Salesforce. com and Silanis, an e-signature authentication maker.

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  • Users often neglect to do this (even if they have set an e-signature for their desktop account) which means a sizeable number of your messages are being sent with only your email address to identify you.

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  • Between my driver's license, credit cards, checks, e-signature pads, and whatever contracts I fill out on a yearly basis, my signature is completely different on each document.

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  • The service, from EchoSign Inc., a Palo Alto, Calif. -based e-signature company, helped cut processing time to two days from three weeks.

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  • Personal privacy is another issue: an e-signature is potentially traceable to its owner.


  • The card might also be integrated with an e-signature, a driving licence, job title, membership of any organisations or be used as an e-purse or e-passport in the future, he added.

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  • VASCO's range of e-signature solutions guarantees transaction security and protects customers against man-in-the-middle attacks.

  • An e-signature allows the bank to verify that a transaction was initiated by the genuine end-user; if the transaction is not validated, the signature will be rendered useless.

  • VASCO is a leading supplier of strong authentication and e-signature solutions and services specializing in Internet security applications and transactions.


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