// WHAT IS AN ELECTRONIC SIGNATURE?
An electronic signature is a process using cryptographic mechanisms (unlike what is known as a ‘digital’ signature), to prove the integrity of an electronic document and the identity of the signatory.
Under certain conditions, it has the same legal status as a handwritten signature.
The eIDAS European Regulation regulates this by defining 3 levels: basic, advanced and qualified.
// THREE SIGNATURE LEVELS FOR eIDAS
BASIC ELECTRONIC SIGNATURE
“Data in electronic form, which is attached or logically associated with other data in electronic form and which the signatory uses to sign.”
- There are no mandatory criteria or certification requirements, so the quality varies depending on the service provider.
- The most common level of signature, since it is the most flexible and easy to implement for a large number of use cases.
ADVANCED ELECTRONIC SIGNATURE
- Identification of the signatory before signature.
- Electronic certificate containing the signatory’s personal information.
- Delivered only by a certified trust service provider.
- Can be used remotely: the ideal compromise between flexibility and legal security.
QUALIFIED ELECTRONIC SIGNATURE
Netheos’ electronic signature solution has been designed to implement a simple and secure remote signature .
It is based on Netheos’ knowledge of remote identity verification in order to offer the most secure electronic signature on the market.
// the remote signature solution IN 3 KEY POINTS
Netheos meets your needs:
- With complete peace of mind, you benefit from expert guidance in choosing the level and process of electronic signature suited to your needs.
- You can simply activate the chosen level and procedure for the electronic signature, based on the integrated catalogue of ID methods.
- Finally, you have a single contact person who advises you and takes responsibility for the entire process, from identity verification to electronic signature.