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Community Framework for Electronic Signatures

Date added 1 October 2008
Last edited 11 November 2009

Full Title

Directive 1999/93/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 December 1999 on a Community Framework for Electronic Signatures.


The Community Framework for Electronic Signatures is the European legislation ensuring the ease of use, and legal recognition of electronic signatures, on the same footing as a handwritten ones. The legislation defines the qualities required for a legally admissable electronic signature, and defines the requirements for a qualified certificate.

Standards Developing Organisations

European Parliament
Council of the European Union


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Description and Representation Information
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Standard Framework

Electronic Records Management Standards

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Referenced Standards

Council Decision 1999/468/EC Laying Down the Procedures for the Exercise of Implementing Powers