European Council adopts new identification regulation

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The Council of the European Union yesterday (23 July 2014) adopted a regulation establishing the conditions for mutual recognition of electronic identification; setting rules for trust services, in particular for electronic transactions; and creating a legal framework for electronic signatures, seals and time stamps, electronic documents, as well as registered electronic delivery services and certificate services for website authentication (PE-CONS 60/14; statement: 11733/14 ADD 1). The adoption came about through the General Affairs Council, which meets once a month. The meetings bring together the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Member States. The ministers responsible for European Affairs also participate depending on […]

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EU Trusted List of Service Providers


On 16 October 2009 the European Commission adopted a Decision setting out measures facilitating the use of procedures by electronic means through the ‘points of single contact’ under the Services Directive. One of the measures adopted by the Decision consisted in the obligation for Member States to establish and publish by 28. 12.2009 their Trusted List of supervised/accredited certification service providers issuing qualified certificates to the public. The objective of this obligation is to enhance cross-border use of electronic signatures by increasing trust in electronic signatures originating from other Member States. The Decision was updated several times since 16.10.2009, the last amendment was […]

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