Electronic Signatures Directive

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Directive 1999/93/EC
European Union directive
TitleDirective 1999/93/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 December 1999 on a Community framework for electronic signatures
Made byEuropean Parliament & Council
Journal referenceL13, pp. 12–20
Other legislation
Replaced byRegulation 910/2014 (eIDAS) from 1 July 2016.

The Electronic Signatures Directive 1999/93/EC was a European Union directive on the use of electronic signatures (e-signatures) in electronic contracts within the European Union (EU).[1]

It was repealed by the eIDAS regulation on 1 July 2016.

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The central provision of the directive is article 5, which requires that electronic signatures are regarded as equivalent to written signatures.

Related acts[edit]

  • Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions “Action Plan on e-signatures and e-identification to facilitate the provision of cross-border public services in the Single Market” [COM(2008) 798 final – Not published in the Official Journal]
  • Commission report of 15 March 2006 on the operation of Directive 1999/93/EC on a Community framework for electronic signatures [COM(2006) 120 final – not published in the Official Journal].
  • Commission Decision 2003/511/EC of 14 July 2003 on the publication of reference numbers of generally recognised standards for electronic signature products in accordance with Directive 1999/93/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council [Official Journal L 175, 15 July 2003]
  • Commission Decision 2000/709/EC of 6 November 2000 on the minimum criteria to be taken into account by Member States when designating bodies in accordance with Article 3(4) of Directive 1999/93/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on a Community framework for electronic signatures [Official Journal L 289 of 16 November 2000]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Directive 1999/93/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 December 1999 on a Community framework for electronic signatures". EUR-Lex. European Union. 1999. Retrieved 3 August 2014.