Why do we use eSignatures?
The requirements of our modern society, eBusiness, eCommerce and eGovernment demand secure and legally compliant ways of exchanging electronic data and information.
It is therefore necessary to verify the identity of the communication partner. For this reason, the eSignature was developed. It should represent an unfalsifiable, verifiable and traceable digital signature.
The electronic signature thus technically fulfils the same purpose (the same criterion) as a handwritten signature on paper documents.
Completeness and unchangeability of data
Identifiability of the originator of data
Access to data only for authorized persons
“For many of our clients, the legal basis is one of the central issues when introducing the electronic signature. With our eSignature solutions, we meet the highest standards in terms of legal validity and security!”
Electronic Signature – FAQ
Qualified Electronic Signature (QES)
SUMMARY – get a quick and uncomplicated overview of the eSignature:
With eSignatures, documents can be signed digitally; the legal basis for the European Union is formed by the eIDAS Regulation. There are three different levels of electronic signature – basic, advanced and qualified. The qualified electronic signature (QES) has the highest quality and is legally equivalent to the handwritten signature, so that all use cases requiring the written form can be covered.
In practice, the QES is created using a signature card or by remote signature via mobile phone. In order to use the remote signature, a digital identity is required first. For this purpose, XiTrust offers a service called xIDENTITY together with partner and Trust Center A-Trust. The digital identity can be issued online within a few minutes, is valid for 5 years and can then be used, for example, for legally valid signing by remote signature in the eSignature platform MOXIS.
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