electronic signature (digital signature)

What is electronic signature (digital signature)?

electronic signature (digital signature) definition and meaning on Finance terms:
A string of data, generated by a cryptographic method, which is attached to an electronic message in order to guarantee its authenticity, identify the signatory and link the content to that signatory (thereby protecting the recipient against repudiation by the sender). <


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