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Signing on the virtual line

Thursday, April 16, 2015 @ 8:00 PM | By Geoff Kirbyson

Ron Usher believes it’s just a matter of time until digital signatures are as widely accepted in dealing with legal matters as e-mails are today.

The general counsel for the Society of Notaries Public of B.C. believes digital and electronic signatures are the wave of the future — if not the present. He also thinks the legal community has a short memory when it comes to the widespread apprehension over the safety of e-mail correspondence 20 years ago.

“People forget how much fuss there was with...