An electronic signature is used for demonstrating the integrity of data and the authenticity of a digital message or documents. A standard check will reveal if a document or transaction has been tampered with.
Digital signatures are used extensively to provide proof of authenticity, data integrity and non-repudiation of communications and transactions conducted over the internet.
With the right technology digital signatures are practically fraud-proof.
Results from a Digital Identification Project
After 15 years since the first issued digital identity in Estonia, with the help of Nortal, there has not been a single case of online identity fraud.