The application allows for the creation of Smart-ID signatures which are recognised in all EU member states as legally equivalent to a handwritten signature. In Estonia, that means that Smart-ID digital signatures are equal to those already in use using the SIM card-based Mobile-ID or Estonia’s electronic ID card, SK ID Solutions announced, ERR News writes.
“The fact that Smart-ID was certified as a product offers new opportunities for future application that would have otherwise remained unattainable,” SK ID Solutions CEO Kalev Pihl said in a press release on Thursday. “It is a guarantee for e-services providers as well as users that Smart-ID is worth of the trust it has already been earning.”
Pihl added that SK intends to continue having its Smart-ID application assessed in EU member states where the service is to be made available. This has not previously been possible as the relevant judicial area is still being established.