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Electronic signatures

The three signature standards: SES, AES, and QES

There are three signature standards in the digital world: the simple, advanced and qualified electronic signature. Learn more about how they differ and when to use them.

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FAQs about electronic signatures

In this article, you’ll find answers to the most frequently asked questions about electronic signatures.

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How to personalise your electronic signature

Want to add a company logo to your electronic signature? We’ll show you how easy it is and explain why the signature’s appearance isn’t what matters most.

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How secure are electronic signatures?

Learn more about the security electronic signatures offer, how to verify them and why they can’t just be inserted into a document as a screenshot.

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Electronic signatures: general conditions

Legally valid – or not?

The legal validity of signatures frequently raises questions. Is a scanned signature legally valid? What about electronic signatures? Here’s the legal situation in Switzerland.

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Swiss contract law at a glance

If there is no statutory requirement of form, contracts can in principle be verbal. Here, you’ll find an overview of the three types of contract and the requirements for each.

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ESigA, eIDAS, and UETA

Different laws govern the use of electronic signatures in Switzerland, the EU, and the United States. An overview of the differences and commonalities.

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Electronic signatures: industries

Electronic signatures in a legal setting

Contracts, non-disclosure agreements and powers of attorney: countless documents need signing in a legal setting. More about this topic and about SwissSign’s offer.

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Electronic signatures for recruitment agencies

Short-term work assignments are part of everyday life for recruitment agencies. Thanks to the signature solution from SwissSign, the required documents can be signed electronically.

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Identity verification

Five questions about online identification for the EPR

Why do I need to identify myself to open an EPR? In which cantons can fully digital identification be used for the EPR? You can find the answers to these and other questions in this article.

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Interview about online identification

Since April 2022 Switzerland also allows online identification, so personal identification on site is becoming a thing of the past. What does this mean for electronic signatures?

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Digital credentials

No more stacks of paper or visits to government offices: digital, verifiable credentials are about to make our lives easier. But what exactly are they and what benefits do they offer us?

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Specialist articles on digital certificates and more

Would you like to learn more about digital certificates and the topic of IT security? Here, you'll find exciting information and relevant background knowledge.

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