Information Technology

Gartner Glossary

Signature

Any mark or symbol accepted by both parties to show intent, approval of, or responsibility for, a document. In e-business, for example, a “from” line on an e-mail, a mouse click of acceptance of terms, an e-mail closing, a biometric and electronic signatures of several types are accepted as signatures. Some laws specify a written signature to be legally acceptable. New laws give the same status to electronic signatures as written signatures.


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