Electronic signature

Authentic official documents can be created not only on paper nowadays, but also electronically.

Due to the legal effects of the eIDAS (Electronic Identification, Authentication and Trust Services) EU regulation (910/2014/EU no. "eIDAS Regulation"), the digital identifiers and signatures are simplified and standardized throughout Europe. The regulation applies to all EU member states and provides a consistent legal framework for the acceptance of electronic signatures.

eIDAS defines three categories of electronic signatures, of which webflow.dental's solution can be classified in the category of advanced electronic signatures.

But what does this mean in reality and how does the signed document stand its ground in a legal environment?

In the case of advanced electronic signature, we can speak about a higher level of legal security and authenticity, because the signed e-document is protected by the service provider according to various conditions.

In Hungary, an e-document with advanced electronic signature is considered a simple private document, i.e. from a legal point of view, it is equivalent to a document signed on paper by hand. Simple private deeds do not have the same probative power as full probative power private deeds (which can only be created with so-called qualified electronic signature). However, commitments made with an advanced electronic signature are also legally binding between the parties.

webflow.dental must meet the following requirements:

  • modification tracking - the e-signature document can no longer be modified after it has been signed
  • signature identifiability – biometric data storage; and
  • safe electronic environment - allows users to create, store and manage their e-signature time-stamped in virtual space

The eIDAS regulation is a significant step towards supporting the cross-border acceptance of electronic signatures, which provides a long-term sustainable solution for healthcare institutions' document management obligations.