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eIDAS Regulation Signed into Effect with QuoVadis Certificate
22 Oct 2014

On October 14, senior European Commission (EC) leaders held an electronic signature ceremony for the new eIDAS Regulation, underlining the commitment of European Union (EU) institutions and national governments to “go digital” for the benefit of European citizens and businesses.

MEP Marita Ulvskog , the eIDAS Rapporteur during the legislation process, digitally signed the Regulation on behalf of the European Parliament using a Qualified digital certificate issued by QuoVadis. Antonello Giacomelli, the Italian Undersecretary for Telecommunications, signed the Regulation on behalf of the Italian Presidency of the Council. 

At the same ceremony, the EC Vice President in charge of the Digital Agenda, Neelie Kroes, digitally signed a letter to incoming President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker encouraging the EC and other European institutions to vigorously adopt e-invoices, e-procurement, and e-signatures.

eIDAS (Regulation (EU) N°910/2014) was adopted by the European legislators in July, 2014. The goal of eIDAS is to provide a predictable regulatory environment for electronic Identification (eID) and electronic Trust Services (eTS) to facilitate secure cross-border electronic transactions between businesses, citizens, and public authorities. In effect, eIDAS updates Europe’s ground breaking 1999 e-Signature Directive (Directive 1999/93/EC) to promote cross-border interoperability and to include new technologies (such as mobile or cloud signing).

QuoVadis operates as an accredited Trust Service Provider in multiple European Countries providing Qualified digital certificates as well as digital signature solutions through offices in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, the UK, and Switzerland.