What Is An Electronic Signature?

According to the Electronic communications and transactions Act passed in 2002, an electronic signature is:

"data attached to, incorporated in, or logically associated with other data and which is intended by the user to serve as a signature."

A broader definition is:

 "an electronic indication of intent to approve or agree to the contents of an electronic document or form."

In layman's terms, an electronic signature (often referred to as an e-signature) is a person's electronic expression of his or her agreement to the terms of a particular document.

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