The future of eIDAS in Britain

Markets hate uncertainty and the confusion regarding issues related to Britain’s exit from the European Union have roiled equity and currency markets. But it’s not just the financial markets which are affected- companies which rely upon EU regulations in order to conduct their day to day business are also reeling from this uncertainty.

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Enabling legally binding e-signatures on mobile devices

The ever-growing number of applications and uses for mobile devices has long been a hot topic. Using mobiles to electronically sign transactions and documents is one such use case, and many organisations have been looking for mobile e-signature solutions, which could hold legal ground in court. 

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eIDAS and PSD2 – A perfect symphony in the digital marketplace?

The European Union is leading the way in the move towards the creation of a single digital market. The many advantages that a digital business has over it’s more traditional counterparts are only amplified when such businesses are allowed to operate seamlessly across multiple markets.

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eIDAS and Institutional Banking - the shape of things to come

A whole host of EU directives and regulations have been enacted to enable both consumers and service providers to benefit from added security, standardization of service levels and lower costs. Regulation No 910/2014, known as eIDAS, also aims to do this and the banking and financial services sector would be a big beneficiary.

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Digital authentication - factors, mechanisms and schemes

Indiana University defines authentication as "the process of determining whether someone or something is who or what it is declared to be." Similarly, digital authentication is about having suitably secure mechanisms in place to be able to confirm whether an individual or online user is who they say they are.

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US Court Rejects DocuSign E-Signatures as method to provide Digital Authorization

An interesting case rose in the state of California this year regarding a bankruptcy lawyer who utilized DocuSign for many official legal documents. 

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Strong authentication for Governments through trust service providers - a European perspective

One of the greatest benefits of the digital age is the availability of being able to perform many different government processes online in a shorter amount of time versus having to depend upon the postal service or taking time out of a busy day to go stand in a line at a government office.

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How eIDAS affects the USA

On July 1st 2016, eIDAS was introduced in the EU to replace the almost 20 year old European Signatures Directive. The directive was originally built with the intent to encourage the adoption of electronic signatures, and provide a legal framework by which member states could implement for consistency.

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What is a secure signature creation device

As defined by Regulation (EU) No 910/2014 (eIDAS), which took effect on 1 July 2016, an electronic signature creation device is software or hardware that has been configured to generate an electronic signature. However, for such a device to be considered a secure signature creation device (SSCD), it must meet the specifications that are stipulated in Annex II of eIDAS

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