Directive N.1999/93/ce, Under Italian Law, Concerning A Community Framework For Electronic Signatures (3): Certificates And Certification-service-providers.

The Decree n.10 dated 23rd January 2002 acknowledged in the Italian legal system the Directive n. 1999/93/CE concerning a Community framework for electronic signatures. The Decree deals with different aspects to which it is appropriate to make a through review, among which some concerning the definition of the meaning of “certificate”, “certification-service-provider” and the different certification-service-providers levels.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What does “certification-service-provider” mean?
What does “accredited certification-service-provider” mean?
What does “qualified certification-service-provider” mean?
What does “electronic certificate” mean?
What does “qualified certificate” mean? and What does “voluntary accreditation” mean?

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