Yoti Sign meets the requirement under eIDAS of an ‘advanced’ electronic signature. When the signer and signee sign the document using Yoti Sign but not if they use our email option.
The electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the internal market (eIDAS Regulation) is an EU regulation for electronic signatures, and is one of the international regulations used to standardise the terms of electronic signatures.
Electronic signatures can be legally binding for the majority of contracts globally. The digital signature is the underlying technology that helps confirm the authenticity of the interaction between the two parts. However, it is not advised to use electronic signatures for signing family law documents, probate (wills) documents or where the signature needs to be witnessed (when signing a deed, for example). Please take legal advice to double check an electronic signature will be valid for your document in your territory.
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