July 1, 2016

DocuSign expands its European Trust Service Provider program

Athens Exchange Group, Firmaprofesional, IDNow, Intesa IBM, QuickSign and Swisscom join the DocuSign Global Trust Network

In the wake of the EU enacting new measures to ensure that electronic signatures are enforced universally across all member states, DocuSign – the eSignature and Digital Transaction Management (DTM) provider – issued a call for companies to join its new Trust Service Provider (TSP) partner program.

The news follows DocuSign’s launch of its Standards Based Signature suite, a new core part of its DTM platform, a month ago. It means that companies across the EU can work with DocuSign and their preferred local Certificate Authority (CA) or TSP today when implementing eIDAS-compliant eSignature and DTM solutions.

This initiative is what DocuSign Chairman and CEO Keith Krach recently referred to as the boldest in the company’s history.

It encompassed two years of technology breakthroughs, extensive platform development, three global acquisitions, and data centres in Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Paris.

From 1 July, the eIDAS regulation will simplify and standardise eSignatures laws across the EU, and will set clear standards for digital signature technology and electronic identification – all helping to support and promote the EU’s vision of a Digital Single Market.

Paul Achleitner, chairman of Deutsche Bank and board member of Daimler and Bayer commented:

DocuSign’s investment in Europe seems perfectly timed for the new regulation taking effect in July. The combination of this new regulation change and the expansion of the DocuSign Global Trust Network will facilitate Europe’s digital transformation.

Interested Certificate Authorities and Trust Service Providers should visit www.docusign.com.

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