The eIDAS Regulation
The eIDAS (electronic IDentification, Authentication and Trust Services) regulation was established under EU regulation 910/2014, replacing the eSignature directive of 1999/93/EC beginning on June 30th, 2016.
This new set of regulations was drafted to oversee electronic identification and trust services for transactions in the European Union's internal market. eIDAS looks over authentications, signature seals, registered delivery services and time stamps in order to regulate electronic signatures, transactions, and embedding processes for transactions between public or private services. eIDAS strengthens the document signing process by making it extremely convenient and highly secure.