Digital Signatures In The European Union

The general rules issued by the European Union ("EU") regarding the recognition and use of digital signatures in EU countries. These rules are aimed at defining the legal standards for the recognition of digital signatures and to open the market for certification services. This first summary will primarily focus on the scope and validity of a digital signatures vis a vis traditional handwritten signatures.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

Is there any limit to the use of advanced electronic signatures?
What if the digital signature does not qualify as an Advanced Electronic Signature?

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