Electronic Signatures in Law

Electronic Signatures in Law by Stephen Mason

Electronic Signatures in Law

by Stephen Mason

eBook Details:

Publisher: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies 2016
ISBN/ASIN: 1911507044
Number of pages: 480

License(s):  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

eBook Description:

Stephen Mason is a leading authority on electronic signatures and electronic evidence, having advised global corporations and governments on these topics. He is also the founder and editor of the international open source journal the Digital Evidence and Electronic Signature Law Review. Stephen is an Associate Research Fellow at the IALS.

This fourth edition of the well-established practitioner text sets out what constitutes an electronic signature; the form an electronic signature can take; and discusses the issues relating to evidence – illustrated by analysis of relevant case law and legislation from a wide range of common law and civil law jurisdictions.


  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • Table of cases
  • Table of legislation
  • 1. The signature
  • 2. International initiatives
  • 3. The practical issues in using electronic signatures in different jurisdictions
  • 4. The European Union
  • 5. England and Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland
  • 7. Electronic sound
  • 6. Introduction to the electronic signature
  • 8. The ‘I accept’ and ‘wrap’ methods of indicating intent
  • 9. Personal Identification Number (PIN) and password
  • 10. Typing a name into an electronic document
  • 11. The name in an email address
  • 12. A manuscript signature that has been scanned
  • 13. Biodynamic version of a manuscript signature
  • 14. Digital signatures
  • 15. Liability
  • 16. Evidence and digital signatures
  • 17. Data protection

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