SwissSign AG Liechtenstein is a wholly-owned subsidiary of SwissSign AG. By establishing the company in Liechtenstein SwissSign, as the leading provider of trusted digital certificates from Switzerland, has laid the foundation for a future certificate offering that meets the new European Regulation for EU and EEA member states concerning electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions (eIDAS) EU No. 910/2014. In addition to the new provisions for electronic signatures, the Regulation also covers services relating to electronic seals and time stamps, the delivery of electronic registered messages and website certificates.
Notification of operations as a recognised certification authority was issued in good time in the first half of 2016 after the required audit for a qualified certificate provider by TÜV IT in accordance with the Liechtenstein Electronic Signature Act was successfully completed.
These audit results of SwissSign AG Liechtenstein document that the legal framework conditions and issuance conditions for qualified certificates comply with the Liechtenstein Electronic Signature Act from both an organisational and a technical perspective. The positive audit findings have been cross checked by the supervisory body deployed by the Liechtenstein government.
Following the successful completion of this countercheck, the company was admitted by december 7th, 2016 as an accredited certification authority for qualified certificates from the EEA member state of Liechtenstein. This will also see it added to the EU/eIDAS “Trusted List”. The trusted service providers listed here have until 1 July 2017 to demonstrate their compliance with the new ETSI standards, thus enabling them to continue operating as trusted service providers under eIDAS. The necessary activities for the assessment have also been set up and are under way with a view to ensuring time fulfilment of the requirements.
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