Posted by media on June 10, 2020 at 9:00 AM
What is the advanced electronic signature? This is a question being asked by more and more companies that use the Internet as an indispensable and ideal tool for the provision of their services due to its accessibility and speed, but who at the same time look for security.
The concept of the advanced electronic signature has arisen in response to this need to improve confidence in electronic transactions and communications, among others.
In this post we analyse what the advanced electronic signature is, its differences with regards to the other existing electronic signatures and the benefits it provides any company worried about its digital transformation.
This post is also available in Spanish.
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According to article 26 of Regulation 910/2014 (known as eIDAS), on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the European Union, the advanced electronic signature is that which complies with the following requirements:a) is linked to the signatory in a unique way;
This wording with regard to the wording referred to in the previous regulations, both the Spanish electronic signature law and the European Directive. eIDAS allows the signature creation device, even under the exclusive control of the signatory, to be located in devices that are not hardware, for example in software or even in cloud-based devices.
The advanced electronic signature is a set of data that is attached to an electronic message, whose purpose is to identify the signatory as the author thereof in a unique way, as if it were a handwritten signature.
Due to its characteristics, it provides the user's electronic transactions with added security as it is possible to identify the signatory and also verify that the message has not been modified.
In this case, this type of signature allows us to guarantee the integrity of the signed content, in other words, that the signed content has not undergone any type of alteration or modification from the moment it was signed.
The advanced electronic signature allows to identify the signatory
and detect any subsequent change in the signed content
The identification of the signatory is the main difference between the simple electronic signature and the advanced electronic signature. While the simple electronic signature does not necessarily identify the signatory, in the advanced electronic signature it is an essential requirement.
This difference is key when signing contracts or content in which the risk taken is high or where current legislation requires identification for “non-repudiation”, as in the case of the financial sector in order to comply with international money laundering and financing of terrorism regulations.
The qualified electronic signature is an advanced electronic signature but it is created through a qualified electronic signature device that meets special requirements listed in the eIDAS regulation.
Today, the only qualified signature creation devices are based on hardware devices used on the signatory’s side with the limitations of usability that they entail. For example, DNIe readers or some keyboards with access to the polycarbonate cards where the electronic certificate is recorded.
⭐Signaturit is a Qualified Trust Services Provider for the services of issuance of qualified time stamps and issuance of qualified certificates of a natural person for qualified electronic signature. In this sense, the company has successfully passed the certification audits necessary to be able to provide these services and is on the list of Qualified Providers of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation.
Signaturit´s advanced electronic signature
Signaturit offers an advanced electronic signature creation system that complies with each of the 4 legal requirements established by the European Regulation. How?
Using the advanced electronic signature implies companies taking a step forward in terms of productivity and confronting the information security challenges that we facetoday.
Our advanced electronic signature solution, in addition to enabling contracts and documents to be signed online - thus indicating the consent, approval, authorization or acceptance of the content of the document and/or the terms and conditions of a contract - provides the following advantages:
The advanced electronic signature, as it has been defined, provides a clear added value from the point of view of the security of communications, which is why it is becoming increasingly common.
A multitude of companies of different sizes, with the aim of streamlining processes and adding an additional layer of security to their communications, have incorporated our advanced electronic signature system and been able to enjoy its benefits.
If you want to enjoy the benefits of the electronic signature, get in touch with us through the following form, or call us directly on +34 93 551 14 80.
This post is also available in Spanish.
* First published on 06/05/2018
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