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A Digital Signature is a string of bits created by a cryptographic process that is extremely difficult to create without access to a Private Key.
- Nearly all of our digital lives depends on the ability to make a mark that can be known to have been make by the subject.
- A (sem-)legal definition is a mark or sign made by an individual on an instrument or document to signify knowledge, approval, acceptance, or obligation.
The term signature is generally understood to mean the signing of a written document with one's own hand. However, it is not critical that a signature actually be written by hand for it to be legally valid. It may, for example, be typewritten, engraved, or stamped. The purpose of a signature is to authenticate a writing, or provide notice of its source, and to bind the individual signing the writing by the provisions contained in the document.
- The Free Dictionary by Farlex https://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/signature