Electronic seal guarantees the origin and integrity of the data.
e-Seal proves that electronically sent documents or other information originates from the institution that sent them ensuring that the document has not been altered in the meantime.
Therefore, digital photos, software or particular IT documents such as electronic invoices, chamber registrations and others can be sealed with e-Seal with EU probative value.
By using the electronic seal, a legal entity is protected against the risk that a document issued by it is falsified / modified by someone else.
Using e-Seal along with the person’s digital signature you can be sure that the person who signed the document is authorized to sign documents on behalf of the respective enterprise.
Under eIDAS Regulation, there are two types of e-Seals:
- the advanced electronic seal (AdESeal) – which requires security features that ensure it is uniquely linked to the signatory, it is capable of identifying the signatory entity and it is linked to the data in such a manner that any subsequent change of the data is detectable.
- the qualified electronic seal (QESeal) – which is an advanced electronic seal which provides additional level of assurance on the identity of the creator of the seal and an enhanced protection and level of assurance on the seal creation
A qualified electronic seal based on a qualified certificate issued in one Member State shall be recognized as a qualified electronic seal in all other Member States.
Qualified electronic seals are based on:
- trustworthy process technology, similar to advanced electronic seals,
- qualified electronic seal creation devices (QSCD) certified and approved and
- qualified trust service providers (QTSPs).