Electronic signatures have many advantages, including increasing the efficiency of processes and the conversion of contracts. However, not all electronic signatures are the same. There are a total of three different types of electronic signatures, which differ in their technical complexity and legal regulatory acceptance. This guide explains what an advanced electronic signature (so-called AES) is and how it differs from the other electronic signatures.
Since digital signing is not always secure, various technical procedures have been developed to make paperless signing more secure. The advanced electronic signature is one of the three different types of electronic signature. Due to its complexity, it has a high level of security and is therefore often used for informal agreements and standard contracts that do not require the written form.