South African eSignature solution receives recognition

A South African solution that complies with the Seycelles government’s eSignature laws has been officially recognised as a provider of choice.

Impression Signatures has been recognised as a Foreign Certifying Authority in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Seycelles (Extraordinary) No. 530 of 2021, published under the Digitization and Publication of Gazette Act.

The stamp of approval comes following a thorough assessment and audit of the Impression eSignature solution – which found that it aligned with the Seycelles’ eSignature laws and stood up to rigorous security requirements.

The advanced security of Impression eSignatures will help to prevent data losses, errors and thefts and also ensure that the process of acquiring signatures from South African businesses is fully compliant with the Protection of Personal Information Act.

With the eSignature solution there is a reliable chain of custody so that businesses can track how users interact with the documents they’re needing to sign. The process is automatically legal and safe for both sending and signing documents, plus it delivers improved efficiency in a convenient package.

The Central Bank of Seycelles has been strongly advocating for digitisation in the region and had mandated for a swift move to digital solutions. “In a bid to decrease its environmental impact, while adhering to Covid no touch protocols, the East African country is driving the creation of a paperless society. With this move it is significantly reducing its carbon footprint and the health risks that passing paper from one person to another can pose,” explained Carrie Peter, Solution Owner at Impression Signatures.

“The use of eSignatures in the Seychelles was only promulgated in June 2021, so to already have been Gazetted is a wonderful achievement,” continued Peter. “We look forward to expanding into this new territory and helping businesses in the Seychelles to embrace digital transformation.”


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