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You can generate your own certificate. The certificate is then used to digitally sign data, including signing a PDF. This type of certificate is a "self-signed" certificate. Documents signed with a self-signed certificate are usually regarded with mistrust since there is no inherent trust relationship between the signer's certificate and the relying party ...


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Note, I work for DocuSign. The answers by Lie Ryan and schroeder are focused on the "pure" aspects of a signing service, which is responsible for just signing, in the narrow sense. However, signing services can offer a broader product that includes additional services. For example, my company, DocuSign, offers the "Concealed View" feature. See the Quick ...


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Like most other users here, I don't think the signing service is at any fault here. The signing service provides a certain workflow, which is the same for any documents, whether it contains PII or not. To the signing service, the document being signed is just a blob. They have no idea whether a document contains business contracts, PII, top secret ...


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A document signing service does not process the data contained within the document it is signing. Theoretically, the signing service is completely unaware of the content. All it does is process the metadata as a whole in order to provide service. From this perspective, the fact that a certain document contains PII is not within their control, and therefore ...



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