Press release directly from MasterCard. Coming April of 2018 no more having to sign the receipts with MasterCard.
Here is an exert from the Article on mastercard.com
Did you know that more than 80 percent of Mastercard in store transactions in North America today do not require a cardholder signature at checkout? That number could now reach 100 percent after April 2018, when we will no longer require signatures at checkout for any credit or debit purchases in Canada and the U.S.
Eliminating the need for signature is another step in the digital evolution of payments and payment security. At first glance, this might sound like a radical proclamation, especially to people who have had credit and debit cards for decades. However, the change matches all of our expectations for fast and convenient shopping experiences. Our consumer research found that a majority of people believe it would be easier to pay and that checkout lines would move faster if they didn’t need to sign when making a purchase.
Read more directly from the Newsroom from MasterCard. https://newsroom.mastercard.com/2017/10/19/no-more-signing-on-the-dotted-line/