UTC Time Stamp
You can find a detailed breakdown of our Audit Trail signature Certificate here.
There are many many seen (and unseen) components that make WPESignature UETA/ESIGN/GDPR compliant. Among these many things is the UTC timestamp.
We decided for consistency and accuracy between documents, it is best to implement UTC time instead of the local time zone.
For example, if an admin user is in California and their signer is in Japan, the local time would differ for both the signer and the admin user. Using UTC time makes it extremely clear (in court) as to what time and date the document was signed.
And there you have it! We’ve implemented a clear, consistent way to display time on your documents for ALL of your signers around the world. 🌎