Una firma electrónica son datos en formato electrónico que se adjuntan o se asocian lógicamente y que el firmante utiliza para firmar. Existen tres clases de firmas electrónicas distintas según el Reglamento (UE) 910/2014, cuya diferencia radica en la carga de la prueba. Si bien a la firma electrónica no se le negará efecto jurídico y la admisibilidad como prueba en procedimientos judiciales por el mero hecho de que haya sido formalizada en formato electrónico.
In addition to the legality that an electronic signature can have on its own, contractual freedom must be taken into account, that is, the will of the parties to sign or formalize a contract in a certain way.
During the signing process, evidences are generated and collected in a certifying document. The identity of the signature is guaranteed with a qualified time stamp, which prevents modifications to the signed document.
We use AES 256, SHA256, and secure connection using HTTPS. In this way, together with our information security management system, we prevent unauthorized access to our clients’ data and documents.
Are electronic signatures legal?
All types of electronic signatures offered by Bigle Legal are fully legal.
Biometric electronic signature
The biometric electronic signature is linked to the signatory uniquely and allows their identification. The signature is generated using creation data that the signer can use, with a high level of confidence, under his exclusive control. In addition, it is linked to the signed data so that any subsequent modification of the same is detectable.
One-click electronic signature
This type of electronic signature collects the recipient’s data but does not allow the signer to be identified directly. Because of its ease and speed, it is very common in cases with low legal risk.
United States of America
In the United States there are two laws that regulate electronic signatures and establish that electronic signatures are as legally valid as handwritten signatures on paper.
U.S Electronic Signature in Global and National Commerce Act of 2000 (ESIGN)
Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (UETA)
The guides of the OECD, UNCITRAL and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) establish a basic legal framework for electronic signature. Several countries have regulated electronic signatures, such as: Australia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, all Member States of the European Union, among others.
Sales teams close deals faster by speeding up the signing process, and avoiding unsigned policies.
Electronic signatures are used to simplify procurement procedures, and sign any internal documentation.
Sign lease, purchase and sale contracts, among others.
Law firms use it to accelerate the signing of all types of contracts for its clients.
Patient data records and informed consents are expedited.
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