This is a guest post from Erik R Van Zuuren, founder of Trustcore.EU, one of the authors of the blueprint for the Belgian Personal Identity Card Project (BelPIC) and part of key egov-supporting services at the Flemish government. Erik spoke at our 2019 Partner Event.
Within Europe a new digital signature format “PAdES” is gaining traction. PAdES stands for “PDF Advanced Electronic Signatures” and is a set of standards published by ETSI (TS 102 778 parts 1 to 5) to support European requirements for electronic signatures. The purpose is specifically for creation of long-term signatures that are verifiable for years or even decades.