Secure electronic and digital signatures in Brazil

Digital signatures in Brazil

Brazilian businesses widely use digital and electronic signatures for everything from signing contracts and legal documents to conducting online transactions and government services. In fact, it was one of the first Latin American countries to implement the technology.

Ascertia’s products and solutions enable streamlined business and provide strong security measures for several industries, including:

  • Legal
  • Healthcare
  • Education

Ascertia is a leading provider of digital signature solutions in Brazil – offering a comprehensive suite of products and services to help businesses of all sizes adopt and utilise digital signatures effectively.

Key Benefits

  • Security and trust

    Ascertia’s digital signatures meet the strict requirements set forward by ICP-Brasil. This ensures the highest levels of security and trust for Brazilian businesses. Our solutions use qualified certificates issued by accredited bodies, providing legal validity and non-repudiation for electronic documents.

  • Simplified adoption and deployment

    Thanks to a user-friendly interface and secure integration with existing systems, Ascertia’s products and solutions simplify the adoption and deployment of digital signatures.

  • Drives forward digital transformations

    Our products are a key enabler of digital transformation in Brazil. They help businesses embrace digital workflows and enhance overall operational efficiency.

Electronic and digital signature laws and regulations in Brazil

Digital and electronic signature benefits can greatly enhance business productivity and efficiency – but only if they’re compliant. As one of the first Latin American countries to introduce digital workflows, Brazilian businesses are subject to comprehensive legal frameworks governing this technology.

Brazilian digital and electronic signature regulations and laws as of 2023:

  • Provisional Measure No 2,200-2 of 24 August 2001 – This is the primary law governing the use of eSignatures in Brazil. It establishes the Infrastructure of Brazilian Public Keys (ICP-Brasil). ICP Brasil is a system for issuing and managing digital certificates. Digital certificates are used to identify the signer of an electronic document and document integrity.
  • Law No 14,063 of September 23, 2020 – This law further clarifies the legal recognition of electronic signatures in Brazil. It allows for the use of electronic signatures in transactions with public entities and for legal acts of legal entities.
  • Decree No 10,543 of November 13, 2020 – This decree provides specific rules for the use of electronic signatures in the federal public administration. It requires all federal government agencies to accept electronic signatures for legal documents.
  • Law No. 13,874 of 20 September 2019 – Known as the Marco Civil da Internet, this law provides a framework for the use of digital and electronic signatures. It recognises the validity of digital signatures for legal and commercial purposes. Additionally, it establishes the requirements for issuance and management of digital certificates. This law is integral in protecting the integrity and authenticity of electronic documents and communications.

Why do Brazilian companies choose Ascertia?

Brazilian companies choose Ascertia’s products and services for a multitude of reasons. We are a leading provider of IAM (Identity and Access Management) solutions for businesses in the region. We help improve organisations’ security postures and regulation compliance while helping meet business objectives.

  • Comprehensive IAM solutions – Ascertia’s IAM solutions can be tailored to specific business needs. We help organisations manage and secure their IT infrastructure, protect their data from unauthorised access, and comply with regulations such as Lei Geral de Dados Pessoais.
  • Easy to use and adopt – We’ve designed our products to be user-friendly and quick to deploy.

In addition, we have a long-standing relationship with the Brazilian government. We’ve worked with them on a number of projects, helping us gain a deeper understanding of the Brazilian regulatory landscape.

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