Redenomination of electronic signature standards

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Mandate M/460 is an initiative of the European Commission, supported by the Member States, to create a streamlined collection of standards for trust services designed to foster the deployment of the European Digital Single Market. Electronic signatures, electronic identification, registered e-mail and other services should help secure electronic transactions and services in Europe. The objective of the Mandate is to create the conditions for achieving interoperability of electronic signatures and other trust-related services at the European level by defining and providing a streamlined European framework for electronic signature standardization. The list of available projects is detailed below. All projects are […]

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Confusion in electronic signature legislation

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Electronic signatures are a robust way of linking the identity of the signatory to the content of a document, often as electronic proof of informed consent, which is key in civil law for the validity of contracts and other signed documents. Electronic documents can thus replace paper documents in relations between citizens and the administration and in other private transactions. However, the legislation on electronic signatures and the corresponding technical standards form a complex ecosystem that seems to be designed by specialized experts for specialized experts. The following drawing represents the structure of various standards, rules, laws, directives and standards, […]

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