What is an electronic signature?

Electronic signature is data that is added by the signatory to the electronic document or logically associated with them and used by him as a signature. Electronic signatures can be simple (SES), advanced (AES) and qualified (QES).

Unlike simple signature, advanced and qualified electronic signatures allow to certify the consent of the signatory with the content of the electronic document, and to identify the signatory. Besides UES and CEP are the basis for legal facts and are reliable evidence in court.

In addition, an advanced and qualified electronic signatures are used to ensure the integrity of the electronic document.

The difference between them is that a qualified electronic signature provides a higher level of protection, has a high level of trust as a means of electronic identification and is equivalent to a handwritten signature.