Digital signing of contracts is often more effective and cost-efficient than the traditional paper-based version. However, in order to benefit from the advantages of secure digital signing, the services of trust service providers are essential. In this guide, you will find out what exactly trust service providers are and what different services they offer.
Article 3 Nr. 16 of the EU regulation eIDAS defines exactly what trust services and their tasks are. A trust service is an electronic service that is provided for a fee. The aim of trust services is to enable electronic transactions securely in the digital world. therefore trust services are companies or organisations that specialise in providing certain electronic services such as electronic signatures, seals or time stamps.