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How to Validate a Digital Signature

How WebPreserver can prove evidence it captures is authentic using digital signatures and timestamps

Trust. It’s a simple concept. But it’s the root of commerce, and a cornerstone of the digital economy.

But, the old elements of trust do not cut it in the digital economy. There’s no handshake, no looking the other party in the eye. That’s where digital signatures come in, a technology that authenticates and validates the document, proving beyond a reasonable doubt it is what it says it is.

And, according to the (US) E-Sign Act, legally binding: The Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act provides a general rule of validity for electronic records and signatures for transactions in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce.

Here’s an infographic explaining how WebPreserver validates web and social media evidence by the use of digital signatures.

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