Press Release

A digital Europe built on trust – ENISA supports relying parties and end users to implement the eIDAS Regulation

Published on June 29, 2017

Since 2013, ENISA has contributed to supporting the European Commission, public and private bodies in implementing the eIDAS Regulation. To this end ENISA has made available security recommendations to implement trust services appropriately, it has mapped technical and regulatory requirements and promoted the deployment of qualified trust services across Europe.

One year after the eIDAS Regulation entered into force, ENISA provides further guidance to relying parties and end users of trust services such as:  

  • Electronic signatures
  • Electronic seals
  • Electronic time stamps
  • Electronic registered delivery services and
  • Website authentication certificates

Trust Services Forum 2017

ENISA organised for the third consecutive year the Trust Services Forum 2017 (TSF17) that took place today, 29th June 2017, in Brussels. The TSF17 focused on issues related to trust services across Europe, one year after the eIDAS Regulation came into force.

The event was webcasted for those unable to attend it in person through the following link:

More on ENISA’s activities in the area of Trust Services.


The eIDAS Regulation (Regulation (EU) No 910/2014[1] enables the use of electronic identification and trust services by citizens, businesses and public administrations, to access online services or manage electronic transactions. eIDAS plays an important role in realising Digital Single Market as it provides one common legal framework for all parties relying or providing electronic transaction services.

To further enhance in particular the trust of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and consumers in the internal market, the eIDAS Regulation introduces the notions of qualified trust service and qualified trust service provider with a view to indicating requirements and obligations that ensure high-level security and, as a consequence, are granted a higher presumption of their legal effect.

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[1] Regulation (EU) No 910/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 July 2014 on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the internal market and repealing Directive 1999/93/EC

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