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    Is digital signature legally binding in England?

    Asked by Andrew on June 08, 2015 at 11:43 AM
    Also please advise if digital signature capture is legally binding in England as I want to use this in a new account form.
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    Answered by Charlie on June 08, 2015 at 12:04 PM


    I'm not sure about the legalities of digital signature in England. But I assume that they should be in accordance with the law. Based from this reference, they have the Electronic Communications Act, 2000 and The Electronic Signatures Regulations 2002 that tackles digital signature.

    Also, in this PDF guide provided by www.gov.uk, they should be valid.

    We also have a new digital signature widget that you can use, the Adobe DC eSign services. It allows users to sign documents electronically. It's widely accepted and used around the world. The Adobe eSign widget allows you to turn your jotforms into signable contracts. Users can affirm their agreement by adding their signature right within their browser.It will automatically generate a completed copy of your form, open the generated document in Adobe Document Cloud where your form users will securely sign it. To learn more about the widget, you can click the link above.

    I hope this somehow helps.

    Thank you.