The eIDAS regulation defines two different signature types - advanced and qualified. Advanced and qualified services differ in their legal meaning. If, for example, the written form is required in Germany, this can only be fulfilled with a qualified electronic signature. If the assessment of evidence is of interest for a business transaction, the following applies to qualified certificates:

  • ZPO §371a (1): The regulations on the evidential value of private documents apply accordingly to private electronic documents that are provided with a qualified electronic signature.
  • eIDAS Art. 35 (2): For qualified electronic seals, the presumption of the integrity of the data and the correctness of the proof of origin of the data applies.
  • eIDAS Art. 41 (2): For qualified electronic time stamps, the presumption of the correctness of the date and time stated therein as well as the integrity of the data associated with the date and time applies.
  • eIDAS Art. 43 (2): For qualified electronic registered and delivery services, the presumption of the integrity of the data and the correctness of the proof of origin of the data and the times of transmission apply.
Created: 26.04.2019 - 14: 33
Stand: 30.05.2022 - 13: 04