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Published rules aimed at increasing the trust and security of online transactions in the European Union

Publicadas regras que visam aumentar a confiança e segurança das transações online na União Europeia

With the publication of Decree-Law no. 12/2021, of 9 February, new rules applicable to electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the internal market come into force in March.

The aforementioned diploma, which ensures the implementation in the internal legal order of Regulation (EU) 910/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council, of 23 July 2014, aims to increase the trust and security of online transactions in the European Union, promoting greater use of these services by citizens, economic operators and the Public Administration.

For this purpose, electronic seals, time stamps, the «EU» trust mark, electronic registered mailing services and certificate services for authentication of websites started to be regulated, along with electronic signatures.

Liability insurance contract, in particular:
as of February 10, and with regard to the attribution of the status of qualified provider of trust services, the provisions of the diploma that establish the mandatory definition by decree, of the members of the Government responsible for the GNS and for the area of finance, the requirements of the compulsory insurance contract for adequate coverage of the liability arising from the activity of providing trust services, and the amount of the fees to be applied, provided for in paragraph 1 of article 35 of the aforementioned diploma, is also defined.

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