As civilization has grown over the last few centuries, so has the world’s needs for documentation. This need for authorization and validation documentation is spread across all industries and all levels of government in all countries in the world. Such authorized and validated documents must include a wet ink signature executed by a person, with such signature being affixed to said document, thereby proving that such person did in fact agree to the terms of the document that has been signed.
In accordance with standard globalized legal and compliance practices, these signed original documents are binding and therefore must be kept by all related parties for any future repudiation or validation in any potential legal disputes.
As such, proving that a person has signed a document can mean the difference between winning or losing a legal battle, settling any financial matters, or maintaining business or government management on on-going operations. Therefore, the highest level of proof is to have original wet signatures on documents signed and affixed by a person in several places in a document, including the initialing of individual pages, marking any changes made to specific language, or the witnessing of said document.
In the case of legal disputes concerning signed documents, experts familiar with the world legal standards on handwriting would be called on in their professional capacity to investigate the authenticity of any signed document and then swear to such finding in a court of law if so required. Since documents considered fraudulent by experts who have determined that the supposed signer is not the real signer could result in a criminal offense, it is commonly accepted that all who sign important documents take signature issues very seriously indeed.