What is an electronic signature?
According to the Electronic Signature Act, electronic signatures can be used as the equivalent of handwritten signatures. An electronic signature is created by mathematically linking a text to a personal, confidential key.
The electronic signature ensures that the signatory is indeed the originator of the message The signature can be verified at any time using the corresponding public key, making it possible to verify the identity of the signatory and the authenticity of the data.
Any changes made to the document after it was signed invalidate the signature, thereby protecting against forgery.
Electronic signatures help signer authenticity, accountability, data integrity and non-repudiation of documents and transactions.