Electronic signatures are perfectly valid and legally binding in most countries around the world according to Electronic signature law.
In the United States, there are a number of laws that make eSignatures legally binding:
- The Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce (E-SIGN) Act (15 U.S.C. §§7001-7031)
- The Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (UETA) (7A Pt. 1 U.LA. 211, 211-99 (2002))
- 47 States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the District of Columbia have all adopted UETA on a state law basis.