E-Sign and Electronically Sending Legally Required Documents

This article previously appeared on the Ontario Systems Blog and is republished here with permission (and with additional information from insideARM at the bottom).

As consumers continue to move away from paper and spend more time sending documents and payments electronically, ARM companies need to step up and keep compliant with the regulations that protect convenience. We’ve covered electronic payments at length – now it’s time to master E-Sign. But what about digital communication?

The Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (E-Sign) provides parties with the ability to substitute electronic records for paper and use electronic signatures in place of wet signatures to sign electronic records. It is also the law Congress passed to make clear digital documents and digital signatures have the same force and effect as paper and pen.

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