Remote Digital Signature

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The world of Trust Services is constantly evolving and represents a great opportunity not only for companies and professionals, but also for private citizens who wish to invest in innovation, efficiency and dynamism.

The daily use of devices such as computers, smartphones and tablets, exponentially increases interest in Internet-related products and services, which can simplify and make more efficient their work and that of their employees.

The Digital Signature fully represents this concept, making it one of the most effective tools in terms of efficiency and dynamism.The Signature is growingAccording to a monitoring by AgID – Agency for Digital Italy – which periodically examines the data provided by accredited certifiers – it appears that the active Digital Signature devices and the related qualified certificates exceed

22 million in the national territory in 2020 (compared to 2014), with a strong propensity in favor of thewhich conquers 80% of the market, recording another significant figure: over 3 billion Remote Digital Signatures generated up to July 2020.Totali-certificati.jpgClick here to download the infographic

It is clear that the numbers of the Digital Signature are growing and speak for themselves, demonstrating that even without any legal obligation, the Digital Signature is a product capable of responding to the needs and expectations of a wide audience of consumers ranging from professionals to ordinary citizens.

From a survey conducted in July 2020 by Aruba among its customers, the largest users of the Digital Signature are the freelancers, followed by individuals and companies.Users-Firma-Aruba.jpgClick here to download the infographic

Also according to the data collected with the recent survey, the Digital Signature is mainly used in communication with the Public Administration, in the signing of contracts and for projects and building practices but the scenarios of use are in any case multiple, as evidenced by the infographic dedicated to the Digital Signature.

The popularity of the Digital Signature is certainly attributable to the numerous advantages it offers, among which the full legal value stands out.The Digital Signature is the IT equivalent of a traditional handwritten signature affixed to paper which – thanks to the use of cryptographic mechanisms – guarantees the authenticity, integrity and legal validity of the IT documents on which it is affixed, as well as the identity of the signatory.

Many others derive from this very important advantage, such as the considerable savings in terms of time and money by avoiding queues at the Public Administration counters – just to name one of the possible examples.

Furthermore, the dematerialization of documents, with the consequent decrease in the need to print, makes the Digital Signature a green tool in favor of a lower environmental impact, also encouraging the digitized management of practices and documents, which is an excellent solution both for storage times and for the research and sharing of digital material.

For more information on the advantages of the Digital Signature, we suggest reading a dedicated article.

The validity of the Digital Signature in EuropeIt should also be remembered that the eIDAS (electronic IDentification Authentication and Signature) Regulation No. 910/2014 on digital identity, grants the Digital Signature full interoperability at EU level, prescribing in art. 25, paragraph 3 as follows:

“A qualified electronic signature based on a qualified certificate issued in one Member State is recognized as a qualified electronic signature in all other Member States.”In fact, the full validity of the Digital Signature is recognized in all countries of the European Union, thus extending the benefits of a product destined for growing success across borders.

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