Worldline (Euronext: WLN], European market leader in payments and transactional services, provides a new electronic signature service complying with the new EU electronic trust services regulation (elDAS - electronic Identification and Authentication Services), based on technologies developed by Bull, the Atos brand for technology products and software.
The planned service provides for issue of an electronic signature that is as binding as a handwritten signature. Pursuant to the new regulation, several methods are offered for qualified signatures of legal and natural persons:
• Under the local method, a smart card is used to produce the signature as close as possible to consumers.
• Under the central method, the need for a smart card can be avoided while satisfying regulatory security requirements.
These solutions are open and can be combined with other Worldline offers such as signature circuits, timestamps and secure document archiving in order to provide end-to-end customer service. These innovations, developed by two trusted companies, represent a new source of growth with a view to supporting European companies in their digital transformations, by providing electronic documents guaranteeing authenticity and correct identity.
Chris Moret, Vice-President Cybersecurity at Atos, said: "At a time when the EU seeks to grow electronic cross-border transactions with the eIDAS regulation, Worldline's business expertise and capacity to deal with huge volumes of secure electronic transactions, and Bull's high-tech excellence in cybersecurity, combine to mark a large step forward in European digital trust".
Olivier Stuckens, Worldline Managing Director Mobility and e-transactional services, commented: "With this new qualified signature offer, Worldline is sharing its vision and innovation with European companies. As such, we are helping customers to take full advantage of the digital revolution thanks to these new regulatory advances by providing all levels of authorized electronic signatures and related services."