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Published: 11 Jul 2012
|Electronic signatures, the verification thereof and your virtual integrity|
It goes without saying that your business grows as a direct result of your goodwill. How then do you safeguard your good name and the integrity of your word in business as we increasingly and irreversibly move into the realm of virtual business? A signature is recognised as a distinctive mark or character which indicates identity and is more often recognised as the act of signing ones name personally. Most business transactions nowadays are often initiated, carried out and finalised on the internet and using electronic mail, however, inasmuch as business has by and large shifted to the electronic domain, the vital principles of identification, accountability and verification remain true and the challenge is then presented to transacting parties as to how compliance with these aforesaid principles can be achieved within an electronic environment.
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