Preliminary study on mutual recognition of eSignatures for eGovernment applications†
The lack of mutual recognition of electronic signatures among the Member States has been recognised as one of the barriers in conducting business at the European level, namely in the area of public eProcurement. Therefore, an understanding of the current legal implications and requirements in terms of interoperability of electronic signatures is required.
The objective of the action is to analyse the requirements in terms of interoperability of electronic signatures for different eGovernment applications and services taking into account the relevant provisions of Directive 1999/93/EC of 13 December 1999 on a Community framework for electronic signatures and their national implementation as well as the midterm report on the Directive and the eSAP activities on the interoperability of electronic signatures (ETSI).
The study should provide per eGovernment application, and per Member State the type of electronic signature legally required, and the applicable technical restrictions. In addition, a proposal on how to publicise the results, e.g. through a mutual information mechanism on electronic signature requirements, should be provided.
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