Adobe announced the beta release of “Adobe eSignatures,” a cloud-based service that lets you easily add your secured documents online. All you need to do is -just go to Adobe eSignatures and sign-in. There you'll find a very simple guided process that allows you to upload a PDF, designate the email address of the other party, and click to sign. You don't need any special tokens or smartcards. Unlike paper documents, when a document is executed using Adobe eSignatures, it’s certified to provide additional assurance that the document hasn’t changed since it was signed. If you subsequently open the document in Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat you'll see a blue ribbon at the top of the screen. If someone modifies a document after it has been signed, Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat will detect that something has changed and the blue ribbon will no longer appear,” explains Adobe. Adobe eSignatures complies with both the US ESign Act of 2000 and the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (UETA). According the US ESign Act, "signatures and records cannot be denied legal validity simply because they are electronic."
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