What is document integrity?
For both paper and digital documents, integrity protection is a key requirement. You can retain a paper original, but anyone could easily manipulate an electronic document and claim it’s the original. This makes the integrity aspect even more important when you use electronic signatures.
Document integrity means that in the event of a dispute, you can prove that:
- no one has altered the original document
- the document you’re presenting isn’t a forgery
To ensure integrity, as soon as a document is electronically signed, Scrive seals it with a digital signature in partnership with our supplier Guardtime. Guardtime uses a method called Keyless Signature Infrastructure (KSI), which uses blockchain technology. Once a document has been sealed with KSI, you can verify its integrity immediately, a year later, even decades later.