Fully compliant with eIDAS regulations and standards
The Electronic Identification and Trust Services Regulation (eIDAS Regulation 910/2014/EC) is a single, standardised regulation that applies across all EU member states providing a consistent legal framework for accepting electronic identities and signatures. Importantly, eIDAS states that no signature can be denied legal admissibility solely because it’s in electronic form.
Are electronic signatures legally binding in the UK?
When it comes to electronically signing consent forms it is crucial to ensure that the patient or their partner cannot deny the authenticity of their signature.
eIDAS complaint electronic signatures, along with procedures for verifying patient’s identities, provide what is known as non-repudiation. Non-repudiation is a legal concept widely used in information security that refers to a service, which provides proof of the origin of data and the integrity of the data. It is the assurance that someone cannot deny the validity of something, e.g. an electronic signature.
Non-repudiation ensures that patients electronically signing their consent forms accept the authenticity of their signature on a document, just as if they had signed it in ink.