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When & How to Use Digital Signatures in Construction

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An electronic signature, or e-signature, is simply data in electronic form used by a signatory to indicate assent on an electronic document.

An e-signature can be as simple as a name typed into an electronic document, or it can be more complicated, effectuated through a cryptographic digital security mechanism.

The concept of signing a document remotely through electronic means is nothing new. Many jurisdictions have recognized the validity of faxed signatures since the 1980s. In some states, even telegraphic signatures – pounded out in Morse code – have been found legally valid, dating back as far as the mid-19th Century.

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Joshua B. Levy