Since the removal of cursive writing from school curriculum's across Ontario, there has been a trend about signatures. Many student's print their name as opposed to "signing" them.
The purpose of a signature is to identify yourself on a document without the ability for someone else to mimic it. Printing your name makes it much easier to mimic your identity.
One way to solve this is issue is as finger print scanning system for E-Documents. As far-fetched as this seems, it fairly close to reality as companies will soon invest into this to protect their clients from fraud.
Now this scanning system won't be cheap so until we find a better solution we will continue to teach cursive to our student's.