HelloSign is eIDAS Compliant

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July 1, 2016 marks the official transition from the EU EC/1999/93 Directive to the “Electronic ID and Trust Services” or “eIDAS.” This new and improved legislation bolsters the protection of eSignature in European nations, and standardizes the recognition of eSignatures across countries in the EU.

The new legislation pertains to both European residents using eSignatures and those entering into business or commerce transactions that require a legally binding eSignature from clients of a country in the EU.

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For nearly 10 years, countries in the European Union have electronically signed documents securely and legally online, protected by the EU EC/1999/93 Directive. As the pioneering law for eSignatures in the EU, EU EC/1999/93 was the first to establish “that an electronic signature shall not be denied legal effect and admissibility as evidence in legal proceedings solely on the fact that it is in electronic form” among many other protections (Source).

Put more simply, the EU EC/1999/93 Directive made eSignatures legal in the EU.

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HelloSign Names Anshu Gupta as the Head of Security

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We’re very excited to announce that HelloSign recently hired Anshu Gupta to lead HelloSign’s cybersecurity efforts. He will report directly to the CTO and lead efforts to secure HelloSign information assets and achieve regulatory compliance. Anshu will work collaboratively with HelloSign engineering, product, and support teams to establish a world-class information security program at HelloSign.

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HelloSign in Macworld!

Macworld writes about our iPhone app!

“We live in an increasingly paperless world, but just try to get someone’s signature without one or more sheets of letter-size stock. Whether you need to collect signatures or fork over yours, it usually means dealing with printed matter.

Or maybe not, if you sign up for HelloSign. This service and its companion app for iOS make it surprisingly easy to sign and send documents electronically. Best of all, it’s free.”

You can read more at Macworld: App Spotlight: Sign documents on the go with HelloSign