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Janis Bokta

After two years, absolutely all residents of Latvia will use the e-signature, Jānis Bokta, chairman of the Latvian State Radio and Television Centre (LSRTC) board, forecasts in an interview to Latvijas televīzija broadcast Labrīt, Latvija!.

In his view, the e-signature system in Latvia has one of the highest levels of security – only three to four countries in the world have similar security, even Estonia has a lower level of if.

He emphasizes that in future all legal persons will be obliged to accept electronically-signed documents.

Currently, the e-signature is available to SEB Bank’s clients, because since last week it is the first to offer this service to private persons, Bokta reveals. At the same time, there are ongoing talks also with other banks, so that their clients would have the possibility to receive online e-signature via the Internet.

At the moment, the number of online documents signed with an e-signature amounts to nearly 250 000 per month.

The LSRTC is responsible for e-signature distribution and maintenance since the summer of 2009, when it took over this service from Latvia’s Post. While this year, the LSRTC introduced an online e-signature, which does not require special cards or purchase and use of a card-reading device.


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