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Secured Signing web service uses Digital Signatures PKI technology for digitally signing documents.
Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) technology has been proven to be the ONLY technology available today that ensures non-forgeable signatures.
In a PKI system, you will get as a user, two keys: a public key and a private key. These keys are used for encrypting and
decrypting information, digitally signing electronic information and verifying the authenticity of their owner. While the
public key is distributed widely, the corresponding private key is held and encrypted in Secured Signing hardware (HSM) device
and only the private key’s owner able to access and use it.
The EU Directive 1999/93/EC for Digital Signatures recognised and defined a stronger type of electronic signature, the Advanced Electronic Signature.
Only Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) digital signatures meet the requirements for such signatures.
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Digital signatures that use PKI technology sustain signer authenticity, accountability,
data integrity and non-repudiation of documents and transactions.
In 1999, the EU passed the “EU Directive for Electronic Signatures” and on June
30, 2000, President Clinton signed into law the Electronic Signatures in Global
and National Commerce Act ("ESIGN"), which made signed electronic contracts and
documents as legally binding as a paper-based contract.
In recent years, most countries worldwide have adopted legislation and regulations
that recognise the legality of a digital signature and deem it to be a binding signature.
Many of them have an Electronic Transactions Act in place.
These legislations create a uniform standard for all electronic transactions and
encourage the use of electronic signatures, giving electronic signatures the same
legal effect as pen-and-paper signatures.
"Signing documents online with Secured Signing is the online equivalent of the signatories
being in the same room together" Rick Shera, Partner, LOWNDES JORDAN Barristers
Secured signing service complies with ESIGN, UETA, Electronic Transactions Acts
and many more.
Some Legislation worldwide:
Australian Capital Territory -ELECTRONIC TRANSACTIONS ACT 2001
Australia, New SouthWales (NSW) - ELECTRONIC TRANSACTIONS ACT 2000
Australia, Northern Territory (NT) - ELECTRONIC TRANSACTIONS ACT 2000
Australia, QLD - ELECTRONIC TRANSACTIONS (QUEENSLAND) ACT 2001
Australia, VIC - ELECTRONIC TRANSACTIONS (VICTORIA) ACT 2000
Australia, SA - ELECTRONIC TRANSACTIONS ACT 2000
Australia, WA - ELECTRONIC TRANSACTIONS ACT 2003
Australia, Tasmania - ELECTRONIC TRANSACTIONS ACT 2000
Canada - Uniform Electronic Commerce Act (UECA)
China - Electronic Signature Law of the People's Republic of China
Europe - EU Directive for Electronic Signatures (1999/93/EC)
Europe – EU VAT Directive
New Zealand - ELECTRONIC TRANSACTIONS ACT 2002
South Africa - Electronic Communications and Transactions Act, 2002
UK - Electronic Communications Act 2000 (chapter 7)
U.S. - Electronic Signature in Global and National Commerce Act (ESIGN)
U.S. - Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (UETA)- adopted by 48 states
Please Note: Nothing on this page constitutes Legal advice