I have a website that allows MDs to order samples. I need to capture an electronic signature for each order. The signature needs to comply with Canada's Secure Electronic Signature Regulations. I assume that I need to generate a pdf file and somehow present it to the MD for signing. Has anyone implemented anything similar to this? I'm not sure if using Acrobat's built in signature capabilities will comply with Canada's Secure Electronic Signature Regulations. Does anybody know? Or would each user need their own certified electronic signature?
Canada's Secure Electronic Signature effectively requires a so-called digital signature for each signature, and thus technologies like Adobe's Echosign would not be sufficient.
Your options would be to procure a digital certificate for each customer (which would be long-winded and challenging for your clients) or to use a service like SIGNiX that complies with the Secure Electronic Signature requirements of Canadian legislation, but also provides a simple to use, web-based service that doesn't require any software installation or hardware. Check out www.signix.com for more info.