EU Releases Online Trust Authentication Guidance on First Anniversary of Digital Economy Regulation


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The European Union’s cybersecurity agency, the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA), released June 29 additional guidance on electronic signatures for the one-year anniversary of the EU regulation on electronic identification and trust services (eIDAS).

The eIDAS regulation, which entered into force July 1, 2016, sets the rules for the EU Digital Single Market electronic transactions. The eIDAS creates a common regulatory framework for all businesses that rely on electronic transactions, including banks, health-care companies, and insurance companies, ENISA said.

The electronic signatures guidance gives security guidelines, concrete examples of how eSignatures can assist companies, and gives a list of recommendations for using them correctly. 

ENISA also released guidance on: electronic time stamps, web authentication certificates, electronic seals, and electronic registered delivery services.

ENISA is also hosting its third annual Trust Services Forum in Brussels.

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