Beyond being recognized as a trusted leader in digital signatures, we feel it is important to define the very concept of a document. Documents. There are many definitions of a document, and these vary according to the context: A lawyer will refer to legal texts, a linguist will consult a dictionary, Wikipedia will discuss epistemology, and so on. To keep things concise, we simply define a document as a set of static information that can be read in a linear way by a human being. Electronic documents. From this definition, we specify that an electronic document is a document supported by an electronic medium. It can be supported by a variety of media. There is a wide range of media, such as Word, Excel, PDF, PSD, XML, etc. Official documents An official document is a document that, by its very nature and function, requires a high degree of reliability. These requirements can mainly be broken down into the following four categories:
The official document always incorporates the first three requirements—origin, integrity and authenticity—and only incorporates the longevity requirement in certain cases. Notarius is a trusted third party providing proven and recognized solutions aimed at making official electronic documents reliable through digital signatures or “qualified electronic signatures.” As a trusted leader, we certify the origin of the document as well as its integrity, its authenticity and, where appropriate, its longevity. Want to know more? You can proceed directly to our section on digital signatures or start by reading our article on signatures.