Anyone who has ever signed documents digitally or had to identify themselves on the internet has certainly come into contact with the EU regulation eIDAS. It is an integral part when it comes to legal security on the internet, because it sets the standards for electronic identification and other trust services. In this guide, you will find out what the eIDAS regulation is and what impact it has on electronic transactions.
The abbreviation eIDAS stands for the “electronic Identification, Authentication and trust services” – regulation, which has been in force since 1 July 2016. This EU regulation lays down binding rules on “electronic identification” and “electronic trust services” that all countries within the European Union must adhere to. Also the regulation establishes uniform framework conditions in the European area.