The digital signature – technology, application and legal roots thousands clients of OJSC mediafinanz month for month an electronically created invoice by E-Mail. Although the document bears no signature, it can rely on the authenticity of the sender and contents the receiver of a mediafinanz settlement. Security promises the allows technique of the Berlin based company Digiseal with all bills of the House be verifiable marked. The digital stamp replaced not only a handwritten, legally binding signature. In addition to the identity of the sender, he reveals the receiver also, whether the respective document real and its content has remained unchanged since the shipping. Various mathematical and technical processes to ensure this level of security. The result is significantly tamper-resistant when compared to a handwritten signature on a postal letter.
Now the digital invoices of mediafinanz wear for more than two years by the legislature according to 14 para 3 No. 1 UStG foreseen, so-called qualified electronic signature with voluntary provider accreditation\”. This is the safest of the four defined Signaturleveln. In accordance with the requirements of the German case-law the content of such signed documents can be three decades after the end of the sender certificate legally binding track. The processes on which the digital signature is based, are now safe routine in all those legal and economic sectors, in which sensitive documents established and disseminated data over electronic networks.
Held even legally binding election over the Internet using digital signatures. So it is not surprising to find so notable references such as the Ministry of the Interior, the Bundeswehr, Airbus or the Bundesdruckerei daughter D-trust in the constituencies of Digiseal GmbH mediafinanz AG. The technology the key components of the procedure are a key pair\”consisting of a public key and a private coding or Signature key, as well as a mathematical function, an algorithm. The private key allows the sender the digital signing\”electronic documents.