Complementary aspects of biometrics for electronic signatures

The massive introduction of biometric signatures in the public and private sector in authorizations, electronic prescriptions, court summons, hiring staff and admitting people to medical centers, among other services, is driving the need to introduce some administrative and legal considerations.

First, it is necessary to establish the budget for the application and extension of digital signature management systems as well as the transmission of the respective tenders.

Complementary aspects of biometrics for electronic signatures

Moreover, it is vital to institute security systems. Digital signature management systems need to use several asymmetric keys to encrypt the biometric data collected in the process of associating the handwritten signature with the electronic document.

The systems must ensure that the information cannot be accessed even by the entity that is protecting it. Therefore, the information must be encrypted with a public key.

The information should only be revealed with the involvement of a trusted third party who protects the private key in the framework of a process in which the parties desire to confirm if an electronically managed handwritten signature truly corresponds to the person to whom it is being attributed.

Expert reports wherein a third party assesses how to manage the electronic evidence should also be possible.

The proper conduct of administrative and legal aspects pertaining to the application of electronic signatures is necessary to facilitate their management and guarantee their authenticity and security.




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