Requirements for global use
This regulation applies in the same way in all states of the EU. Differences within the EU result from the national law on declarations of intent in different areas of law. Electronic signatures may not be rejected as evidence solely because they are in electronic form. In principle, it can be said that, as long as there is no special legal regulation, declarations can be made in paperless form by means of an e-signature. For reasons of security, it is recommended to use at least one advanced electronic signature (AES).
Italy’s Codice del’ amministrazione digitale (CAD) is one particular source of irritation in this regard. This was enacted before eIDAS and has not been adapted. With regard to e-signatures, this means that in the non-public (private) sector, eIDAS applies first and in the public sector (state administration), CAD applies in case of any doubt.
In principle, an e-signature is equivalent to a paper signature, provided that the identity and integrity can be guaranteed.
In the area of money laundering, stricter identification requirements are imposed than in EU countries.