Verkhovna Rada harmonizes norms of e-signature with EU legislation

Source : 112 Ukraine

240 MPs supported this decision
12:51, 5 October 2017

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The Verkhovna Rada supported the draft law #4685 ‘On electronic trust services’. 240 MPs voted in affirmative. It was broadcasted by official TV Channel ‘Rada’.

The document aims for the harmonization of the Ukrainian legislation with the European in the sphere of the electronic identification and trust services for the electronic transactions.

Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee for Digital Affairs and Communication Olexandr Danchenko represented the document.

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‘The draft law is maximally close to the legislation of the EU in the sphere of the electronic trust services that is a great step for integration of our digital economy into the countries of the EU. The document provides the transparent order of the getting of the status of the supplier of the electronic services, electronic trust service, clear separation of power of the government authorities, implementation of the procedure of the independent estimation of the correspondence for the supply of such services, possibility to use them in the work of the national and international standards’, Danchenko said.

According to him, the document will come into force in a year after the publication in the official edition.

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‘Moreover, the existing accredited key certification centers will automatically listed to the trust list by the central certification body and the e-signatures and intensified public-key certificates are used until the end of their expiration date but not later than two years since the entry of this law into force’, he added.

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It is expected that this draft law will provide:

- creation of terms for development and work of sphere of electronic trust services;

- free work of electronic trust services and possibility of free access to these services by the suppliers of the electronic trust services that work abroad;

- increase of citizens’ confidence in electronic trust services, including trans-border services;

- equal possibilities for access to electronic trust services, including persons with disabilities;

- free of agreement in the sphere of electronic trust services;

- rights protection and legal interests of users of electronic trust services;

- correspondence of demands for provision of electronic trust services to European and international standards;

- technologic neutrality of national technical solutions and prevention of their discrimination;

- protection of personal data manipulated during provision of electronic trust services;

- openness for innovation in sphere of electronic trust services.

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