No. A signature collected on paper and then digitized offers no guarantees in terms of the identity of the signatory and integrity of the document to which it relates, which makes identity theft easier. It is very easy to reproduce a scanned handwritten signature identically using good image editing software. Legally, a digital copy of a document signed on a hard paper copy is equivalent at best to written prima facie evidence.
Articles in this section
- Do I have legal obligations when I sign a document electronically?
- What should you do when faced with disputes relating to the electronic signature of a document?
- Does a digitized handwritten signature has the same legal value as an electronic signature?
- Does an electronic signature have legal value?
- Can all documents and agreements be signed via a simple signature?
- Do I need to get signatories to sign an agreement pertaining to the admissibility of evidence when I use Universign?