eIDAS regulation introduces the digital seal
The electronic seal (also known as an "organisation certificate") is the new signature tool for legal entities such as the Ltd. or PLC. A digital company stamp is therefore now available for private sector companies and organisations, authorities and healthcare facilities. Electronic seals can always be deployed where a personal signature is not required but the authenticity and integrity need to be nevertheless ensured.
Secure, legally binding and easy to sign
• notices, attestations, deeds, certificates, etc.
• eTendering and online tenders
• business correspondence
• uncritical medical documentation
• inbox stamps
• replacement scanning
• securing long-term probative value of data in digital archives
Manual and server-based electronic sealing
There are two types of electronic sealing scenarios:
1. Manual sealing using signature software at standalone workplaces like digiSeal® office (pro). Here, the e-seal is triggered using either an individual sealing card and an associated reader or smartphone.
2. High-performance automated sealing using a seal server, like digiSeal® server. Here, a mass sealing card and a card reader are used. In addition, the respective IT department needs to grant access rights for the signature server so that only selected people and processes can trigger the seal.
In legal terms, qualified electronic seals have a very high probative value (non-repudiation). In a legal dispute it is therefore necessary to disprove them (burden of proof is reversed – so-called reverse onus).
Further information: http://www.secrypt.de/en/solutions/electronic-seal/