US legal digital signature pioneer, PactSafe, is developing novel ways of signing legal documents including a ‘smile to sign’ application that uses facial recognition. The Indianapolis company, founded in 2013, is also exploring how it can use voice activated signatures via virtual personal assistants such as Alexa.
Basically every commercial website you stumble upon these days will present you with some form of click-through agreement upon registration. Whether this be creating a new social media account or signing up for a daily newsletter from your favorite website, chances are you will probably have to click some sort of “I Accept” button before continuing on. Clicking that button is just as legally enforceable as putting pen to paper, but it’s a LOT more efficient. Here’s how: