The legal liability of contracts is an important social commodity …
The legal liability of contracts is an important social commodity. This also applies to contracts being entered digitally via the internet. If the contracting parties agree on the contents of the contract they declare their will with a signature. If a contract is being concluded like this it cannot be denied again. For this purpose, writing mediums suitable for the creation of contract documents are being used traditionally. Those writing mediums ensure counterfeit protection of the content and durability of the signature. The created documents are permanent.
… in digital space, too!
Digitally concluded contracts require the same degree of legal liability. As a technical tool for digital document authenticity digital certificates are being used, which are required to generate an electronic signature. In order to obtain legal obligation according to the legislator, the issuing authorities and the technology used must comply with legal requirements. For this purpose, the European Union has formulated a regulation on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the internal market (eIDAS).
SRC is accredited as conformity assessment body.
Diverse trust services are centered around electronic signatures, electronic seals, electronic time stamps and services for the delivery of electronic registered mail. Legislation requires that all trust services comply with the requirements of eIDAS. The Federal Network Agency and the BSI are responsible for national application in Germany.
In order to verify that a trust service meets the requirements of eIDAS, SRC is accredited by the German Accreditation Body DAkkS. The proof of conformity developed in cooperation with SRC causes the Federal Network Agency to list the audited trust service in the Trusted Service List (TSL).
For the certification of products in accordance with the requirements of the eIDAS Regulation, the Federal Network Agency has designated SRC as a private certification body.