Singapore law generally supports the use of electronic signatures, although there is some confusion as to its adoption in commerce and legal documents. According to Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), an Electronic Signature, like a wet-ink signature, is a record of a person’s intention or consent, and can include:
- Pasting a digitised image of their manuscript signature
- Signing using a stylus or finger on a touch screen
- Ticking a check box or clicking “I accept” on an online form
- Selecting an option in an electronic signature software
For resources on electronic signatures at IMDA, please refer to:
Please note this post is strictly for general guidance only, and shall not to be construed as legal advice.