Digital eSignatures are legally binding in most parts of the world including the USA, European Union, and the UK. Get more details about specific countries here
In Jamaica, electronic signatures/e-signatures are regulated by THE ELECTRONIC TRANSACTIONS ACT of 2006. The law promotes confidence in the validity of electronic transactions in particular the use of electronic signatures. Wet-ink signatures are not legally required for a contract to be seem as valid.
According to THE ELECTRONIC TRANSACTIONS ACT of 2006 an e-signature means information that:
The act allows for legal recognition of e-signatures as long as:
There are certain documents that the law prohibits from being signed electronically. Such documents include:
Note: This information for general information purposes and does not constitute legal advice. Consult a licensed attorney for legal advice or representation.