- The directory service has been included, which allows signature applications to determine whether a person has already been registered with authentication means or whether a new registration needs to be enforced.
- New authentication methods, such as the Mobile ID app or future, possible authentication apps are now considered. This has an impact on the due diligence of the protection of these apps or behaviour in the event of theft or compromise.
- The validity verification of a signature using Adobe Reader is no longer explicitly recommended, as only the state validators really reflect a correct test result and we cannot continuously control the test results of validators of private organisations.
- For the status of the service availability now exists a new status page, on which in addition to the status also all news about the service will be published:
- Swisscom cooperates with more and more registration authorities within the framework of a delegation, which can lead to the archival of data at this registration authority (e.g. your bank).
- The possibility of issuing certificates with pseudonyms is now more differentiated from the possibility of issuing certificates with clear names.
- Flexibilisation of liability: Providers of signature applications have the possibilities to limit liability for signatures, e.g. by limiting the maximum transaction value for which a signature can be used. However, this liability limit may only be applied if it was sufficiently communicated to the signer before the signature and if the limit of the transaction value is also anchored in the signature certificate.
- From the experience of 2020 the term “force majeure” explicitly includes “epidemics” and “pandemics” as a natural event of particular intensity.