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Re: [FYI] Towards legal recognition of electronic signatures
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- Subject: Re: [FYI] Towards legal recognition of electronic signatures
- From: Stefan Kelm <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Tue, 2 Nov 1999 13:07:50 +0100 (MET)
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> CORDIS RTD-NEWS/© European Communities, 1999.
> The amendments adopted by the Parliament seek to clarify certain
> areas. The first is intended to make clear that the Directive shall
> not apply to closed systems which are based on voluntary contractual
> agreements under private law between a limited number of participants
> where there is no need for Community legislation.
> Regarding the liability of providers of certification services, the
> amendments would ensure that certificates contain all the necessary
> requirements for a qualified certificate, and that it must be made
> clear where the limitations and the liability of certificate
> providers ends.
Das Sitzungsprotokoll, welches auch die angesprochenen Aenderungen
enthaelt, findet sich unter:
> Once the Directive becomes law, electronic signatures accompanied by
> a valid certificate will have equivalent validity to handwritten
> signatures. This will enable secure electronic commerce within the
> European Union, which it is hoped will stimulate investment
> encouraging growth, employment and competitiveness.
Wer's glaubt... :)
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