After Hurricane Harvey I realized a co-worker I’d been in touch with all week was in Houston. She’d checked in with loved ones, coordinated with neighbors, and found volunteer opportunities. Thinking about her situation and the apparent ease with which she continued her work made me realize how important mobile communications are to business continuity.
We’re excited to debut a new Adobe Sign integration, inside of Adobe Stock, which will help creatives showcase and sell their work even faster than before. Today’s update to the Adobe Stock Contributor Portal streamlines the critical, yet time consuming, process of getting a model or property releases sent, signed and uploaded, by adding trusted, legal e-signatures through Adobe Sign.
The Perkins Coie team also considered the amount of paper being used – from internal communications to client-facing materials – and decided the time was right to implement a paperless approach worldwide. With Adobe Sign, the firm saw an immediate improvement in the time needed to secure digital signatures needed to complete HR and procurement contracts, while significantly reducing the use of paper.
Adobe is pleased to announce that the Arizona Senate unanimously passed a bill requiring state agencies to accept electronic records and electronic signatures. The bill revises legacy requirements for signatures, expands the definition of electronic signatures to include digital signatures, and makes related changes to technical requirements. Check out the news.
Adobe worked with California Secretary of State Alex Padilla and Assemblyman Evan Low to clarify the laws so that state agencies, cities and counties were empowered to accept electronic signatures whenever possible. The result is Assembly Bill 2296 that declares that California state agencies can accept whichever type of signature is appropriate for a particular transaction.
In order to simplify compliance with the new eIDAS regulation, Adobe and twelve other industry-leading organizations have formed the Cloud Signature Consortium to build a new open standard for cloud-based digital signatures.
When eIDAS goes into effect on July 1, 2016, the European private sector will fully benefit from seamless and secure electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions, as well as a predictable regulatory environment in which to develop and expand the use of electronic signatures and transactions in the EU.
You can save on storage and find documents more easily when they’re stored electronically. Those big-picture benefits are real, but they don’t give one a really concrete idea of exactly how using electronic documents will change the way lawyers work.
Electronic signatures save time, limit risk, and reduce waste. Learn how e-signatures can help legal professionals, even when working with the most highly regulated industries.
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