eSignature in Europe - where we do stand in Europe
V. Tilman and A. Esposito drafted a report on eSignature and interoperaibility 10 years after the publication of the European Directive. This paper gives a state of the art and addresses 6 recommendations.
|Regulation in Europe|
Community framework for electronic signatures
The main piece of regulation at European level is the Directive 1999/93/EC. A summary of the Directive is available on EC webpages. It foresees among others that Member States shall notify the Commission of a series of information related to possible voluntary accreditation schemes, national bodies in charge of the accreditation and supervision and names of accredited certification service providers (notification status).
On 28 November 2008 the European Commission adopted an "Action Plan on e-signatures and e-identification to facilitate the provision of cross-border public services in the Single Market". End 2007, the EC published also 2 important studies related to interoperability:
Review of the e-Signature Directive
The European Commission announced the review of Directive 1999/93/EC on a Community Framework for electronic signatures. In the light of this review, ChamberSign adopted a Position Paper on 15 October 2010. The Position Paper stresses 10 issues that should be addressed and makes the following recommendations:
Notify ChamberSign in case of abuse