International Aspects

EESSI - (European Electronic Signature Standardisation Initiative)

The link below takes you to the Information and Communications Standards Board (ICTSB) homepages, for information about EESSI:

EESSI standards

EC Directives

The links below take you to the European Union's website for information on European Legislation relating to Electronic Signatures (eSignatures), plus more specific links relating to the Electronic Signatures Directive, the UK’s notifications under Article 11 of the Directive and information on Trusted Lists to support the Services Directive ..

European eSignatures Legislation

Directive 1999/93/EC (Electronic Signature) - PDF

UK notifications under Article 11 of the Directive.

Trusted Lists supporting the Services Directive


Further relevant documents can be found within the library.