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History of eSignature Laws in the United States


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As the world celebrates the National ESIGN Day today, here's a quick lowdown on how the ESIGN Act came about, paving the way for a wider acceptance of electronic signatures.

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History of eSignature Laws in the United States

  1. 1. 1776 1960 ONWARDS US legislations that ended paperwork A BRIEF HISTORY OF 1867 Representatives from 13 colonies create the United States of America with 56 signatures on the Declaration of Independence. Faxed documents are considered legally enforceable. 2000 The ESIGN Act is signed with a signature card by President Clinton on 30 June. The use of telegrams in contract formation is approved by courts in the United States. The ESIGN ACT is just the latest in a long list of regulation that validates signatures of all forms. Here's how we've progressed from 1776. 1999 The Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (UETA) is adopted by all states except 3. 2010 National ESIGN Day is declared on 30 June by the US House and the Senate. 2010 TODAY Launched in July, SignEasy provides ESIGN compliant electronic signatures to sign documents anywhere, anytime from any device Featured by Apple, Google & loved by millions, SignEasy remains the easiest way to sign documents online. That's freedom from paperwork! 2014 SignEasy lets users sign extra-securely with fingerprint authentication using Touch ID.