Liverpool digital firm signs Palestinian deal

A Liverpool firm that has developed a secure system for signing documents electronically has secured a deal with the Palestinian Authority. Tony McDonough reports

E-Sign attended a ceremony at the Palestinian Parliament


Liverpool digital business E-Sign has secured a deal with the Palestinian Authority to support the digital economy in the West Bank and Gaza.

E-Sign has developed a digital platform that allows documents to be signed securely using electronic signatures. This deal with the Palestinian Ministry of  Telecommunications and IT is one of two new contracts for the business.

It has also won a deal with Comply Direct. The Yorkshire-based environmental consultancy is changing its digital infrastructure that includes the automation of documentation management. E-Sign has also been granted ‘preferred supplier status’ by the University of Oxford.

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On Tuesday E-Sign took part in a public signing of its Middle East deal at the Palestinian Parliament. Representatives of the firm met the Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh and other stakeholders.

Funded by the World Bank, it will give Palestinian citizens sound digital infrastructure and access to digital services. It will also focus on education, health, agriculture and governmental services.


Thomas Taylor
E-Sign managing director Thomas Taylor


E-Sign will take on three areas of work, delivering across legal and regulatory, emergency response and citizen-based digital services. This includes eSignature legal frameworks, certification authority, cyber security GDPR user access and data. It will also include a move into telecommunications to enable mass scale improvements.

Thomas Taylor, managing director of E-Sign, said: “We are hugely excited to be involved in such a significant project to help provide citizens within Palestine with a solid digital infrastructure and access to digital services.

“This fits perfectly with our mandate of leaving the planet in a better way than we find it. Our person-centred approach creates an opportunity for technology to truly transform organisations. We understand the human relationships behind digital transformation, which enables us to quickly establish a shared mission with all stakeholders.”

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