Electronic seal

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Electronic seals are data linked to electronic information that can be used to identify the signatory or signature creator and to check the integrity of the signed electronic information.

Electronic seal according to the eIDAS regulation

Electronic seals are - technically comparable to electronic signatures - information and data that can be assigned to a legal person . It can be used to create a binding proof of origin and authenticity for specific data or documents relating to a legal person (e.g. account statements or notices).

Electronic seal in logistics

The term electronic seal or E-seal for short is used in logistics for the sealing of transport containers.

The E-Seal combines the advantages of mechanical bolt seals and electronic technologies, such as radio frequency identification (RFID) . Such seals are already offered by various manufacturers. The problem of international standardization has not yet been adequately resolved.

Only with international standardization is it possible that the information sent by the seal can be read by all interested parties throughout the process chain. In addition to the customs authorities , these interested parties also include the manufacturers of the goods concerned, the freight forwarders and the recipients, across national borders.

See also

Individual evidence

  1. https://www.bsi.bund.de/DE/Themen/DigitaleGesellschaft/eIDAS/Elektronische_Signaturen_Siegel_und_Zeitstempel/Elektronische_Signaturen_Siegel_und_Zeitstempel_node.html