What is the difference between an electronic signature and a digital signature?
Electronic signatures, e-signatures, are a broad category of methods for signing a record or a document. A digital signature is a type of e-signature that uses a specific technical implementation. Digital signatures providers like DocuSign follow the PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) protocol.
Both digital signatures and other e-signature solutions enable you to sign documents and authenticate the signer. But, the purpose, technical implementation, geographical use, and legal and cultural acceptance of digital signatures versus e-signatures varies. .