eIDAS recognizes that putting your name to a simple email may qualify as an electronic signature. This could even be useful and sufficient as evidence in court, but email is primarily a communication tool, not a qualitative solution for electronic signatures.
A good quality basic electronic signature solution, such as Scrive offers, provides at least:
- evidence of the intent to sign
- identity information including IP address, email address and audit trail (transaction log)
- association of the signature with the document
- integrity protection of the document
In fact, Scrive’s solution exceeds these basic criteria: our advanced evidence package ensures that documents you sign with Scrive, even on the basic electronic signature level, incorporate all available evidence from the signature process. Furthermore, each document is an integrity-protected evidence container that is virtually independent from Scrive, i.e., you don’t need to rely on Scrive and our records to have access to the evidence. All the evidence is in the digitally-sealed document.
In other words, Scrive’s solution conforms to and far exceeds eIDAS requirements for basic electronic signatures.