General information on e-signature
Main objective and role of e-signature in the global environment
The issue of information security of computer technologies in the developing world has emerged as an increasingly important problem. Protecting the security of information transmitted during the exchange of information is a very important issue. When carrying out various operations with government agencies secure networks are becoming more widespread in regard to not to allow third-party to seize citizens’ personal data. Moreover, during the implementation of electronic transactions in order to be sure of the identity of the citizen is of great importance as a security issue. All the above-mentioned reveals the importance of the electronic signature.
The idea of electronic signature appeared in 70-80s of the 20th century and the main point is checking the authenticity of the person who has prepared the information and enables the third party (courts, the Internet market, etc.) to identify the person who has created the information
Currently, countries that have implemented electronic signature are considered to be more advanced than others and such countries are developing more dynamically.
E-signature which is considered today one of main attributes of e-government is being successfully applied in Azerbaijan. After the adoption of the law of the Republic of Azerbaijan “On electronic signature and electronic document” the implementation of e-signature was entrusted to the Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies as a central executive body.
Pursuant to the current Decree the main task of currently operating Certificate Services Centre as a Supreme Authority is to carry out supervisory function and verify their operating in accordance with the legislation of the republic of Azerbaijan, and the use of correct software version and so on.
Officially launched in September 2011 , the Center began providing services to different strata of the population, that is, ordinary citizens, legal entities and individuals engaged in entrepreneurial activities as well as civil servants. Registration Centers have been organized in major central post offices and branches of Baku city, as well as post offices in the country’s regions.
www.e-imza.az website was created by the center’s specialists to provide e-signature services to citizens promptly and answer their questions. In addition to the activities of the center, citizens can obtain detailed information on how to use electronic signature, various manuals, as well as their certificates through the site.
Today, the use of electronic signature and provision of e-services in the country’s public authorities will accelerate our country’s integration into the world information system and Europe in the future.
Useful links for electronic signature: