There are two kinds of signatures today:
• Electronic Signatures
An electronic signature, or e-signature, refers to data in electronic form, which is logically associated with other data in electronic form and which is used by the signatory to sign or confirm their approval of a document or transaction.
• Digital Signatures
These are a subset of electronic signatures because they are also in electronic form. Digital signatures, are a cryptographic mechanism often used to implement electronic signatures. Digital signatures go much further in terms of providing security and trust services.
Let’s consider the differences between electronic signatures and digital signatures in more detail.