The EC Directorate-General for Informatics (DIGIT) has selected InfoCert trust service to guarantee the legal validity of the European Union official publications
Rome, 5 September 2016 – InfoCert, part of the Tecnoinvestimenti Group and among the leading European Trust Service Providers, announces that its eIDAS certified Time Stamping service has been selected by the EC Directorate-General for Informatics (DIGIT) to guarantee the full legal validity of official publications circulated in electronic format by the EU Publications Office.
These include the Official Journal (OJ), the main source of information and legislative updates of the European Union, digitally available since 2013.
DIGIT requires the presence of qualified digital signatures on all EU official publications as well as a qualified time stamp to certify the issuing date and time of each document.
Following the entry into force of the eIDAS Regulation, DIGIT has identified InfoCert as a qualified and reliable partner to comply with the requirements of the new provisions.
Indeed, InfoCert was among the first European Certification Authorities to obtain the certification as a Qualified Trust Service Provider for the Time Stamping service and has supplied DIGIT with the trust components required for ensuring that the digital signatures used by the EU Publications Office, which also publishes on behalf of the European Court of Justice, fully comply with the new regulation.
Furthermore, the European Commission will also apply InfoCert’s eIDAS qualified time-stamps to the professional certificates signed by the Internal Market Information system to support professionals in their cross border business within the EU.
“The European Commission – says Tom Vekemans, Head of DIGIT B.1 Unit (Architecture office, Consultancy, Innovation, and Relationship Management) – is pleased to use the InfoCert timestamping service as one of its underpinning services, resulting in higher security and more convenience for its online activity”.
“To be chosen by DIGIT for ensuring, through our services, the legal validity of the official publications of the EU is a great source of pride for us”. – declares Danilo Cattaneo, CEO of InfoCert. “It confirms how our solutions are appreciated in Europe by the most demanding customers and boosts InfoCert position as a reference Trust Service Provider in the European Union”.
InfoCert, with offices in Italy and the United Kingdom, is a leading provider of Trust business solutions which includes, among other things: e-Delivery, e-Signature, e-ID, e-Invoice and Long Term Preservation. InfoCert incorporates a Certification Authority, with liability for services requiring an EU level of assurance and trust – per eIDAS, 1 July 2016.
ISO 9001, 27001 and 20000 quality certifications are proof of InfoCert’s full commitment to the highest levels of service compliance and safety. InfoCert’s Information Security Management System is also ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certified for EA:33-35 activities.
InfoCert is a Trust Service Provider fully compliant with the requirements introduced by the eIDAS Regulation (EU regulation 910/2014). In particular, the company received certification as Qualified Trust Service Provider for the Time Stamping service, confirming that its service provisioning processes comply with ETSI EN 319 401 standards.
InfoCert is part of the Tecnoinvestimenti Group.
Tecnoinvestimenti Group ranks among the leading operators in Italy in Digital trust services, Credit Information & Management and Sales & Marketing Solutions. It is composed of three main business units. The Digital Trust business unit, through the company InfoCert, provides products and services for documentation digitalization, electronic billing, certified mail and digital signatures. The Credit Information & Management business unit, in which the companies Ribes, Assicom and their subsidiaries operate, offers services in support of decision-making processes such as chamber of commerce and real estate information, aggregate reports, summary ratings, decision-making models, real estate reports and evaluations, with particular reference to the areas of issuing, evaluating and recovering credit. The Sales and Marketing Solutions business unit, through the company Co.Mark, offers solutions and tools for accompanying small and medium-sized companies towards geographical expansion beyond the border.