Legality of eSignatures

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about electronic signatures and document security

Where are electronic signatures legal?

We’ve created the illustration below to show you where laws
regarding electronic signatures have been enacted

Where are electronic signatures legal

Dark Green:Countries where eSignatures have the same legal standing as handwritten signatures

Light Green:Countries where eSignatures are legal and enforceable but may not have the same legal standing as a handwritten signature

Countries where electronic signatures are equal to handwritten signatures under the law

Europe: the European Union (28 member states) and Switzerland

Asia: Hong Kong, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, United Arab Emirates

Africa: South Africa

The Americas: United States, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Peru

Oceania: Australia, New Zealand

Disclaimer: Our overview of electronic signature laws should not constitute as legal advice. This is for informational and educational purposes only.

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