Signing a document is an ancient way of expressing an intent to agree to a contract. With the evolution of technology, signatures will likely become a thing of the past very soon.
California Civil Code § 1633.2(h) defines as Electronic Signature as follows:
“Electronic signature” means an electronic sound, symbol, or process attached to or logically associated with an electronic record and executed or adopted by a person with the intent to sign the electronic record.
The California law below allows for electronic signatures on any document that requires a signature.
California Civil Code § 1633.7.
(a) A record or signature may not be denied legal effect or enforceability solely because it is in electronic form.
(b) A contract may not be denied legal effect or enforceability solely because an electronic record was used in its formation.
(c) If a law requires a record to be in writing, an electronic record satisfies the law.
(d) If a law requires a signature, an electronic signature satisfies the law.