THE DIGITAL SIGNATURE SUITABLE FOR EVERY NEED
Sign with Viafirma
Handwritten signature captured through a tablet or a signature pad
Digital certificate signature. These are certificates issued by a Certificate Authority which validates the signature and the signer's identity
Sign with a digital certificate stored on a secure server (HSM), with robust authentication
Certificate-based signatures, without required user interaction
OTP SMS & OTP email
Signature linked to an OTP code (one-time-password) sent to the signatory's smartphone via SMS
eIDAS RegulationThe 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 individuals for electronic identification, along with regulations for both trust services and the legal framework for e-signatures, as well as services like e-seals, timestamps, e-documents, certified electronic communication service for web service authentication, which may all differ from the electronic authentication system used by each Member state. This standard has been in force since July 1 2016.
3 types of electronic signature in the EUThe Regulation (EU) No 910/2014 defines three types of electronic signatures:
- Electronic Signature: An electronic signature, or e-signature, refers to data in electronic form, which is logically associated with other data in electronic form and which is used by the signatory.
- Advanced electronic signature: the e-signature that must meet several requirements:
- Uniquely linked to the signatory
- Allows identification of the signer.
- It has been created using electronic signature creation data, so the signatory can use under his sole control.
- Linked to the data signed by the signatory so that any subsequent change in data is detectable
- Qualified electronic signature: An advanced electronic signature that is created with a qualified signature creation device and which is based on a qualified certificate for electronic signatures.
Legal effectsArticle 25 of eIDAS reflects the legal effects of electronic signatures:
1. An electronic signature shall not be denied legal effect and admissibility as evidence in legal proceedings solely on the grounds that it is in an electronic form or that it does not meet the requirements for qualified electronic signatures.
2. A qualified electronic signature shall have the equivalent legal effect of a handwritten signature.
3. A qualified electronic signature based on a qualified certificate is valid in all member states.
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