What is the difference between digitally signed documents with .bdoc and .asice extensions?
In Estonia, the BDOC format and its two subformats are used for digital signatures, which can be recognised by .bdoc and .asice file extensions.
Digital signing and electronic signatures
In Estonia, the term “digital signature” (i.e. digi-signature, digital signing, etc.) refers only to a signature that is legally valid and legally equivalent to a handwritten signature.
Is it possible to give legally acceptable digital signature with other programs?
Many programs (Microsoft Word, Open Office, Thunderbird, Adobe Reader) offer the possibility to give digital signature/signing the document. Unfortunately these signatures are not legally valid, as there is no validity confirmation. Digital Signature law on paragraph…