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Legal framework for Viafirma’s digital signature solutions

YES. Viafirma solutions comply with EU, United States, Canada and Latin America legal requirements. We know it’s hard to understand all the differences and nuances if you aren’t an expert in law or computer science, and still it requires specialized expertise. But what is easy to understand is that in any of these cases Viafirma …

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Is OTP SMS signature legally binding?

The signing process involving the use of OTP Text message/SMS is the following: The user is directed to a signature page. The user reads the document. The user clicks on ”Verify”. The system calculates a pseudo-random number generator (OTP = One Time Password) based on the content of the document to be signed. The system …

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The electronic signature in the EU

eIDAS Regulation The world of eSignatures -including the electronic signature in the EU- are ruled by eIDAS regulation, the world’s strictest regulation on electronic identification and trust services in electronic transactions in the domestic market and repealing Council Directive 1999/93/EC. It lays down the conditions under which Member States must recognize the mechanisms used by …

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Electronic signature in Brazil

The use of the electronic signature in Brazil is based on the ICP regulation 24th of August 2.002-2001. In this case, the digital signature is valid when its certified by ICP, or by any other agreed PKI. It’s legally valid in what we call ” advanced digital signature” and does not consider the ”simple electronic …

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eSignatures in other countries

The use of electronic signature mechanisms is legally valid in most of the countries in the world. These mechanisms are nothing more than elements to prove the willingness of the parties to accept the terms or agreements of a contract. It is then a proof of evidence (electronic evidence) and effective in court as the …

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