biometric-signature

Biometric signature

Are you aware of the use of biometric signatures? In today’s world, fostering a digital culture in a company is essential for any process. To do this, a correct digital transformation will help us protect our entity and automate processes.

A digital signature solution without requiring an electronic certificate

Overall, digital signatures have long been a tool used in the day-to-day life of public administrations, companies and even ordinary citizens. However, the fact is that nowadays very few citizens have some kind of electronic certificate to sign documents or to authenticate themselves, since their use requires some kind of device (PC, mobile or tablet) able to store it, so getting it can be somewhat complex.

For this reason, there are other ways of eSigning that do not require using digital certificates and provide the same level of security and confidentiality.

Biometric signatures are among the best solutions to solve this problem. The signature is drawn on specific tablets such as Wacom, Topaz or iPad with a stylus pen that is able to collect a wealth of biometric data (pressure applied, orientation, variations on the stroke, etc.) which enables to uniquely identify the signer and have the same validity than the handwritten signature

Suitable for both face-to-face and remote environments

This type of eSignature is especially useful in face-to-face situations when the signer must draw his signature in an electronic document. It is considered advanced electronic signature.

In case of signing remotely this can also be used, but keep in mind that if we do not use specific devices, that is, if we sign with our finger on the screen, biometric data will not be collected. Viafirma recommends adding some additional evidence such as SMS or email OTP.

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Greater legal security that truly makes a difference

The level of security of a biometric signature is based on:

  • Data uniquely linked to the signer
  • Allows to uniquely identify the signer
  • Created with a signature creation device that the signer can use with high level of confidence and under his sole control
  • It is linked to the signed data in a way that any subsequent modification is detectable and can be invalidated.
  • Unique linkage between biometric data and signed document
  • Integrity of the signed data
  • Inability to embed the signature in other documents.
  • Allows biometric verification of the author’s signature

NOTE: Biometric data collected from the signatory will be encrypted at all times and will only be revealed upon request of a judge.

An optimal and accessible solution

Our solutions allow to biometrically sign documents that need to be approved on the fly, just like those used by delivery companies to prove delivery of goods or when giving consent to a transaction at the bank.

For remote scenarios we recommend SMS or email OTP eSignature that can be done wherever, apart from adding several legal evidence to the signing process (e.g., ID picture, video or audio file, biometric facial recognition, etc).

Hundreds of companies and sectors have already incorporated the biometric signature into their processes, a solution focused on optimization and mobility.

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