Meaning – A digital signature, is a digital code that is attached on the electronically transmitted document, to verify its contents and the sender’s identity.
One of the major risks of going completely Digital is the fact that documents can easily be forged or illegally duplicated. In order to maintain ownership over the original document, the creator usually embeds a digital signature that contains information of the document and the identity of the author.
This digital signature is unique and cannot be duplicated. Most organisations check the digital signature of a document to see who the real owner is. It is recommended that at an individual and corporate level, every bit of work product should have a corresponding digital signature embedded.
Example of usage – “She created a unique digital art piece, and embedded her unique digital signature, to ensure that the work did not get copied as easily.”