We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
79,864 News Articles

Signatures over the Internet are legally admissable

Big step forward for E-Britain

Britain is leading the world in terms of electronic signatures.

The UK has become one of the first countries in the world to make documents signed over the Internet legally admissible in a court of law.

Industry experts believe the most common form of electronic signature will comprise digital scans of handwritten signatures and coded signatures.

A spokesman for the DTI said: “This legal milestone brings the UK a step closer to its aim of becoming the best place in the world for e-commerce. Electronic signatures are essential if contracts are to be concluded over the Internet.”


IDG UK Sites

45 Best Android games: top Android games for your smartphone or tablet in 2014 (24 are free!)

IDG UK Sites

How Apple, Adobe, Microsoft and others have let us down over UltraHD and hiDPI screens

IDG UK Sites

Do you have the X-Factor too? Mix Off app puts fans in the frame

IDG UK Sites

iPad Pro release date, rumours and leaked images - 12.9 screen 'coming in 2015'