Send documents to EU member states and get them securely signed using the EU electronic identification and trust service.
eIDAS is included in all Addo Sign subscriptions
What is eIDAS and why is it smart?
eIDAS is a European regulation that was established to create a harmonized framework for electronic identification and trust services across EU member states. In short, it means that through Addo Sign you can send documents for signature in other EU countries, and with eIDAS you use the digital identification of the country in question.
ScenarioYou're doing business with an Italian company and need to send a contract for signature and want to make sure it arrives safely and is signed by the correct person. Here you simply use eIDAS, which ensures that the recipient identifies and signs with the correct and necessary means of identification.
Available countriesAustria, Belgium, Croatia, Estonia, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain.
How to use eIDAS in Addo Sign
Using eIDAS in Addo Sign is easy. When assigning a recipient, simply select Europe > eIDAS. If you have multiple signers of the document, you can individually choose how they should identify themselves and sign.
More information about EU/eIDAS
eIDAS stands for "Electronic Identification, Authentication, and Trust Services." It is a European regulation that was established to create a harmonized framework for electronic identification and trust services across EU member states. eIDAS was adopted in 2014 and became effective in 2016.
Key goals with eIDAS
Facilitating Transactions Across Borders
eIDAS aims to remove barriers to electronic transactions within the EU by establishing a legal framework for the recognition and acceptance of electronic identification and trust services across member states.
Improve Security and Trust
The regulation sets standards for electronic signatures, electronic seals, electronic time stamps, and electronic documents with the aim of ensuring the security and reliability of electronic transactions.
eIDAS encourages the development and adoption of secure methods of electronic identification and authentication, which can foster innovation and growth in the digital economy.
Central components in eIDAS
Electronic Signatures eIDAS defines three types of electronic signatures with different levels of security: simple electronic signatures, advanced electronic signatures, and qualified electronic signatures. Qualified electronic signatures have the highest level of legal recognition.
eIDAS provides a framework for the use of electronic seals by legal entities to secure electronic documents and data.
The regulation sets out requirements for the trust service provider, including qualified providers, offering services such as electronic signatures, electronic seals, electronic time stamps, and website authentication.
eIDAS establishes the principle of mutual recognition, which means that electronic identification and trust services that comply with the regulation in one EU member state should be recognized and accepted in other member states.
eIDAS is important to foster the growth of the digital economy within the EU by providing a legal framework that promotes trust and security for electronic transactions. It also simplifies cross-border electronic transactions and contributes to the development of a single European digital market.