The legal validity of contracts signed with advanced electronic signatures

Posted by media on October 12, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Contracts signed with the advanced electronic signature have legal validity.

Given that in some cases doubts arise to the truth of this statement, due to the mere fact that a contract is signed through an electronic medium such as the advanced electronic signature, in this post we want to explain and answer those questions. And we will do so by taking into account the laws in force that govern the legal validity of contracts in Spain and the law regulating eSignatures in Europe (which applies to all member states).

This post is also available in Spanish.

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Topics: eSignatures

eIDAS: a new era for eSignatures in Europe

Posted by media on September 12, 2017 at 9:00 AM

On 1 July 2016 Regulation (EU) No. 910/2014, known as the eIDAS Regulation, entered into force establishing a common legal framework for electronic signatures in the European Union. In this post we review the bases of this new eIDAS Regulation, as well as the new developments regarding the definition and classification of electronic signatures.

In addition, in this post we also review the most relevant aspects that the eIDAS regulates. These include the legal effects of electronic signatures, electronic seals and certified electronic delivery services.

This post is also available in Spanish.

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What types of eSignatures are defined by the Regulation (EU) No 910/2014?

Posted by media on September 5, 2017 at 9:00 AM

The European Union has long hedged its bets on the use of electronic signatures. Back in 1999 the EU Parliament had already approved its first directive to establish a common legal framework for eSignatures, and encouraged their use among the then 15 member states.

In August 2014 the EU Parliament adopted a new regulatory framework for electronic identification and trust services in the internal market, called the Regulation (EU) No 910/2014, which came into force on July 1 2016, repealing the previous directive.

In this post we explain the different categories of eSignatures according to the new Regulation (EU) No 910/20 regulation

This post is also available in Spanish.

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Topics: eSignatures

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