All Trains Cancelled: How an e-Signature Failure Derailed a €3bn Swiss-Austrian Transport Deal

Last week order for 186 double-decker trains was nullified due to a legal formality surrounding the Qualified Electronic Signature used to ink the deal. Guillaume Forget, Managing Director and e-signature specialist of Cryptomathic GmbH, unpacks what went wrong and highlights what businesses everywhere can learn from the debacle.

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Is non-repudiation really non-repudiable with digital signatures?

Non-repudiation is a legal concept that is widely used in information security. It refers to any service, which provides proof of the origin of data and the integrity of the data. In other words, non-repudiation makes it very difficult to successfully deny who/where a message came from as well as the authenticity of that message.

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UBS launches qualified electronic signatures

The ZertES legislation (Swiss digital signature law) was placed into effect in Switzerland on December 19, 2003. The purpose of this legislation was to regulate the manner for which trust service providers could use certification services with electronic signatures.

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Understanding ZertES - the Swiss Federal Law on Electronic Signatures

 On December 19, 2003, ZertES, the Swiss Federal law regarding the use of certification services with electronic signatures was approved into law.

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Major standards and compliance of digital signatures - a world-wide consideration

This article introduces the most relevant digital signature standards for global players, governments and banks.

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