CUC 2004 A3 Katerina Dulčić - Lawyer's Perspective on Digital Signatures in Europe
In many countries around the world laws on electronic or digital signatures have been
emanated. Electronic signature and digital signature are not synonyms, although the distinction
isn’ t quite clear. Generally (in legal doctrine) digital signature is a precise type of electronic
signature that uses digital technology for its generation. Electronic signature can be any thing that
can connect a document to its author, while digital signature should guarantee also the integrity
of the electronic document. The idea seemed great to support e-commerce, but there has been a
rather law application in civil law.