Are electronic signatures legal in Europe?

The eIDAS regulation, brought into effect as of 2016, standardized regulation across Europe, so all countries now have to comply with each other’s e signature regulations. This innovative process brought about a stronger framework for electronic signatures, as it is now valid in all member states. With MSB’s help, widespread digitization breaks down the boundaries between borders so businesses can keep moving forward securely and efficiently.

Is MSB Regulatory Compliant?

At MSB, we understand the importance of being regulatory compliant, so you can speed up processes and meet eIDAS requirements.
eIDAS defines three e-signature types: Simple, Advanced and Qualified. We deliver on all three and pride ourselves on being compliant with all European regulations.
For our Healthcare clients, for example, MSB is EMA compliant. As trusted providers of Qualified Certificates, we have the features necessary to store and preserve your data safely. KPI technology, audit trails and multifactor authentication are just some examples of how we ensure additional levels of security are put into place. Additionally, MSB complies with the EU General Data Protection Requirement (GDPR).

Join the digital revolution and speed up your documentation processes with MSB; where advanced and eIDAS qualified electronic signatures replace time-consuming paper procedures.

Can I control where my data is stored?

MSB is able to accommodate European data centres in order to uphold authenticity and ensure validity is maintained in the eyes of European courts.

Are there any restrictions on the use of electronic signatures in Europe?

Restrictions do tend to vary depending on the region or country. Common restrictions across the board include:

  • Documents to transfer real and intangible property
  • Marriage and inheritance contracts
  • Acknowledgment of a debt

Other restrictions are sometimes based on a formal notarization requirement but we suggest you contact a local attorney for more information as this is not legal advice and laws are subject to change. The information on this page should be used as a guideline only.