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The 3 types of Digital Signatures

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Digitally signing contracts is being used by more and more companies. Yet most companies are not aware that there are different types of digital signatures, and what the advantages and disadvantages are. In this eBook you will learn more about the differences, and when you should use which one.

Conclusion

The type of Digital Signature that is suitable differs per contract. Contracts whose legal validity you must guarantee benefit from an Authorized Digital Signature that is always legally valid.

The 3 types of Digital Signatures

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The different types of Digital Signature
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In an ideal world, signed contracts are not necessary. You agree something with each other, and then stick to it. But for important agreements, we think it is important to draw up contracts so that no misunderstandings can arise. If you want to sign such a contract with a digital signature, you have 3 different options:

- The standard digital signature
- The advanced digital signature
- The authorized digital signature

Each type of digital signature has its own advantages and disadvantages. We will discuss this in more detail in the following chapters.

Standard Digital Signature
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The standard digital signature is the simplest form of the electronic signature. It is a picture of a signature that is put in a contract to sign.

The big advantage of this is its simplicity. You can sign a contract super fast and you don't need any special software for this. So it is also free.

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Mochadocs contract signing Standard

Standard

The standard digital signature is the simplest form of the electronic signature. It is a picture of a signature that is put in a contract to sign.

Mochadocs contract signing Advanced

Advanced

The advanced digital signature is already a step forward based on authenticity. By applying verification and encryption you know who has signed the contract and what has been signed.

Mochadocs contract signing Authorized

Authorized

The authorized digital signature is used in situations where you want the guarantee that the signer is really the signer.