Using eID for digital signatures and a paperless office

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Using eID for digital signatures and a paperless office


In addition to authentication, the second main application area of ID card and mobile ID is digital signining of documents. This enables savings by avoiding paper documents:

  • minimizing the need to meet for signing or post documents
  • sometimes increasing the speed of the signing process itself.

The main potential gain stems from the situation where an employee should regularly print agreements and sign these together with a client: this process often takes a lot of time. Digital signatures make it possible to send the agreement to the client; the employee does not need to wait until the client reads the document, signs, etc. Additionally, eID enables simple and convenient way to encrypt documents, important for emailing confidential materials.

For the wider uptake of digitally signed documents it is highly important to consider different usage scenarios, find suitable cases for digital signing and decide upon the document management / archiving issues. In most cases there is no need to design and implement specialized software: the existing and widely used software suits for eID cover the needs of most use cases.

For details, see an application example: SEB paperless office