Electronic signatures: A brief review of the literature

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The advent of the Internet saw technological innovations such as electronic signatures, in particular digital signatures, as an electronic equivalent to manuscript signatures in the online environment. However, the use of this technology is still insignificant. The aim of this paper is to review the various studies that have explored the technical and legal issues associated with electronic signatures and digital signatures with an objective to provide insights on their lack of acceptance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe New e-Commerce: Innovations for Conquering Current Barriers, Obstacles and Iimitations to Conducting Successful Business on the Internet: Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Electronic Commerce (ICEC'06)
EditorsBruce Spencer, Mark S Fox, Weichang Du, Donglei Du, Scott Buffett
Place of PublicationNew York USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)1595933921, 9781595933928
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2006
EventInternational Conference on Electronic Commerce 2006 - Fredericton, Canada
Duration: 13 Aug 200616 Aug 2006
Conference number: 8th


ConferenceInternational Conference on Electronic Commerce 2006
Abbreviated titleICEC 2006


  • Complexity
  • Cost
  • Digital signatures
  • Electronic signatures
  • Lack of acceptance
  • Legislation
  • Liability
  • Security

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