Advanced signature


Regulation (EU) 910/2014, of the European Parliament and of the Council, Art. 26, "advanced electronic signature" must meet the following requirements:


"A) be bound to the signatory in a unique way;


B) allow the identification of the signer;


C) have been created using data of creation of the electronic signature that the signatory can use, with a high level of confidence, under its exclusive control, and


D) be linked to the data signed by it in such a way that any subsequent modification of the data is detectable. "


These requirements are made possible by the use of the cryptographic keys contained in the certificate and the existence of a structure of Certification Authorities that offer confidence in the delivery of certificates.

The technological reliability of the advanced electronic signatures makes it worthy of the legal reliability in the traffic, as to the certainty regarding the fulfillment of the indicative function with respect to its author and the declaratory with respect to the content of the declaration made by the same and in Its inalterability; Similarly to what happens in the field of handwritten signatures and comparable to the stringency required for electronic signatures in Art. 26 (EU) Regulation 910/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council, and is recommended in Art. 6.1 of the Model Law UNCITRAL * 1.


Article 25 Pto. 1 of Regulation (EU) 910/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council, and Article 3 of Law 59/2003 of Electronic Signature determine that:

"Legal effects shall not be denied to an electronic signature which does not meet the requirements of a recognized electronic signature in relation to the data to which it is associated by the mere fact of filing electronically."


ANF AC makes available to its users all the necessary instruments to create Advanced Electronic Signatures.