The forgery of handwritten signatures can have serious consequences, not only for the forger, who faces a prison sentence of three to six years (Article 390.1 of the Criminal Code), but also for the person who is the object of this misdeed, due to the reputational and financial damage that this forgery may have caused.
Handwritten signatures on paper have given way to electronic signatures, which, thanks to the technology they implement, not only make it possible to sign a document from anywhere in the world, but are also more secure and efficient, guaranteeing interactions by electronic means between companies, citizens and public administrations.
ANF Autoridad de Certificación's electronic signatures are subject to a Signature Policy that guarantees the legal security of electronic transactions. These signatures are long-standing and incorporate in all formats: validation at source, time stamp and the possibility of multiple signatories.
An electronic signature is a set of electronic data that accompanies or is associated with an electronic document, the basic characteristics of which are as follows
Within electronic signatures, the eIDAS distinguishes three types of electronic signatures (Art. 3 eIDAS) - from the lowest to the highest - based on the level of security they provide up to the highest level, the qualified electronic signature, which is characterised by its legal equivalence to a handwritten signature:
Assumes the responsibility of providing the necessary technology to ensure the legal security of electronic transactions.
All our electronic signatures and seals include online status verification (OCSP), and qualified electronic time stamps. We also include the remaining attributes to ensure long-term validation and, where necessary, re-stamping.
Our flexible and efficient technology allows you the following possibilities for any type of scenario: