What's the Difference Between an Electronic Signature,
Digital Signature and an Electronic Seal?
An electronic signature is any data (e.g. signature) that's applied electronically as opposed to wet ink on a physical piece of paper.
An electronic signature does not confirm the content within a document, nor does it provide security and assurance.
A digital signature is an electronic signature that is backed by a digital certificate, providing proof of an identity.
Digital signatures comply with regulations around the world and provide the highest level of identity assurance because they are cryptographically bound to the signed document and can be verified.
An electronic seal is used to securely sign on behalf of the organization rather than an individual.
Like a digital signature, electronic seals are cryptographically bound and verified by a third-party. They can be used to sign in large volumes to authenticate the entity and integrity of a document.