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Yes, if both parties agree that the E-signature is an acceptable format, then such a signature is acceptable and binding. The Electronic Signature in Global and National Commerce Act was passed for this very reason, to allow, in a digital age, for e-signatures to be acceptable, so long as both parties are aware that signatures are being produced digitally, and both parties consent to the use of a digital signature.
Often, things like a digital background check will have something that says that the signer is agreeing to sign digitally by typing their name.
So, in short, yes, so long as the signing party is aware that they are signing digitally then it should be sufficient under the "E-Sign" Act. For the full text of the Act itself, go to:
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