PKI and digital trust solutions in Italy

PKI, digital trust and electronic signatures in Italy

Italy’s digital trust initiatives began all the way back in the 1990s, when the country began adopting digital technology for business and government purposes. With the introduction of the Electronic Signature Act of 1997 and the Digital Administration Act of 2003, the country further strengthened its legal framework for digital trust.

Digital trust technology allows the country’s government and businesses to securely conduct electronic transactions, protect sensitive data, and enhance operational efficiency.

Ascertia’s products and solutions has contributed to the development of digital trust in Italy, and it works with several industries, including:

Key Benefits

  • Security and compliance

    Ascertia’s PKI and digital trust solutions meet all the security requirements for eIDAS and ETSI standards, helping your business adhere to and comply with all relevant laws and regulations.

  • Scalability and cost-effectiveness

    We designed our products and services to adapt to the changing needs of your business. They’re competitively priced, making them a cost-effective option for businesses of all sizes.

  • Exceptional support

    We provide comprehensive support, so you know help is there should you ever need it.

Electronic and digital signature laws and regulations in Italy

The world’s governments and businesses are going digital, and Italy is no different. We help ensure your digital transformation remains above board through compliance with Italy and the EU’s laws and regulations governing PKI, data privacy and eSignatures.

Italy’s PKI, data privacy and electronic signature regulations and laws as of 2023:

  • Digital Signature Law (Legislative Decree 231/2006) – This law defines PKI as a system that uses pairs of cryptographic keys to securely identify and authenticate users. Its aim is to protect the integrity and confidentiality of digital data. Businesses in Italy that use PKI must:
    • Use qualified certificates.
    • Ensure qualified certificates are stored securely and protected from unauthorised access, use or disclosure.
    • Use secure communication channels to exchange digitally signed documents.
  • The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – Introduced in 2018, the GDPR is a European Union (EU) regulation that sets out the rules for collection, processing, and storage of personal data of EU citizen. It applies to all Italian businesses that process EU residents’ personal data.
  • Electronic Identification, Authentication and Signatures (eIDAS) – eIDAS is an EU regulation that establishes a common framework for electronic identification and trust services across the EU.Italian businesses that use electronic signatures or other trust services must comply with eIDAS. This includes businesses that are subject to the Digital Signature Law, as well as those that are not.

Why do Italian companies choose Ascertia?

When it comes to securing their digital transactions and enhancing business security, Italian businesses often turn to Ascertia. We’re a prominent provider of PKI, eSignature and digital trust solutions and have earned our reputation through a combination of experience, expertise and a commitment to innovation.

Businesses throughout the country appreciate our comprehensive portfolio, encompassing both on-premise and cloud-based solutions, ensuring flexibility whatever your needs. Our solutions are not only secure and compliant, they’re also competitively priced, making them a compelling choice for businesses of all sizes.

With a dedication to customer satisfaction and continuous product development, we remain a trusted partner for Italian businesses looking to thrive in the digital era.

Ascertia became part of the InfoCert – Tinexta Group in 2023. InfoCert is the largest Qualified Trust Service Provider in Europe. Drawing on extensive expertise in digital trust and compliance, InfoCert can effectively address the local regulatory demands of the countries they operate in, while preserving an international approach. For more information about how Ascertia can help meet your organisation’s requirements, please
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