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How the digital signature can help to improve efficiency when telecommuting

Do you usually telework and wish you could be even more productive while meeting your obligations at home? There are many ways to achieve this, and one is through the digital signature, which is key to optimizing the multiple operations faced by anyone who works remotely.

The reservation of title in purchase-sales agreements and its digital evolution

Paying for a purchase in instalments is an interesting alternative for valuable chattels. Formalising the purchase implies some considerable administrative procedures, and these documents may contain information that may not sound familiar, such as the reservation of title. What are the main aspects that we should take into account when carrying out these types of […]

Signing documents digitally at insurance companies in Spain

How is digital transformation changing insurance companies from Spain? Why should we include the digital signature in this change? What are the advantages of adopting the digital signature?

Qualified trust service provider in Spain: the timestamping service

What are Trust Services, what differentiates the ones considered qualified, and what are the roles of Trust service providers? Given the fact that Viafirma is now considered a Qualified Trust Service Provider, we can answer all these questions focusing on the timestamping service.

What are advanced electronic signatures?

In this article we will thoroughly analyse the requirements an electronic signature must meet in order to be considered advanced e-signature under the eIDAS standards. We also compare other types of available e-signatures as well as explaining the different options to obtain and manage a digital signature effectively.

Digital identity, how can we protect it?

We are in the midst of a cybersecurity boom, as cyber criminals are increasingly exploiting digital vulnerabilities. These attacks include those aimed at our identity and personal data. Which are the most common ones? What can we do to protect ourselves?

What should an informed consent include?

Informed consent is a document that requires to be signed in many situations, so you should be fully aware of its conditions of use, as well as of its content. Below there is a summary of what is considered most important when used.

How to verify the authenticity of an electronic signature

It may be the case that you have in front of you a very important document that has been signed electronically, and you may wonder ”Is this a real signature? Should I trust this? ” There are several ways to ensure the authenticity of an electronic signature. Let’s talk about them.

What is a digital signature folder (portafirmas) and how it helps to upgrade digital processes

All companies, whether large or small, require more or less complex document signing processes, as well as defining signature flows. To simplify this way of facing tasks on authentication as well as to be more efficient, we can use a digital signature folder. How do they work and when should it be used? 

How to use the remote signature in your business process

What does it mean to sign a document remotely? How can this benefit different companies? How does Viafirma contribute to this electronic authentication process? Let us bring you the key elements of the remote signature and its relation to going digital.

The benefits that the European digital single market has brought to Spain

The digital economy is gaining more weight in the Gross Domestic Product of a country (in Spain, it is expected to reach 22% in 2020). Therefore, it is not surprising that the European Union has a specific policy to promote the Digital Single Market. Below, we tell you about the benefits of these actions promoted […]

Data protection in Europe 2020: the ePrivacy Regulation and further changes to the GDPR

What is the current status of data protection in the EU? What are the legal aspects in force and which are currently being developed? These are some of the questions we will address on a matter of growing interest to the public Data protection is a hot topic. If you look at the media, you […]

How to sign documents with the eID Card (DNIe)

We all have in our wallet or pocket a powerful tool to sign legally, securely and legaly electronic documents. You only need to take a look at your ID card, you may not be aware of some of the possible uses it offers, so we bring them to you here.

What is the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA)

Developing measures to stimulate the European economy is part of the daily work of the Union leaders and bodies. One of the most important ones is the implementation of SEPA. What is it and how does it affect our daily lives?

The digital signature and the Spanish tax authorities: In which administrative procedures can it be used?

When talking about procedures with the Spanish tax authorities, many fear that a bureaucratic tangle will end up making it impossible to complete them. Nothing could be further from the truth. Nowadays, tax procedures are much easier thanks to the online world. How does the digital signature contribute to this?