First of all, there are two types of digital signature. The first is the digital signature of a natural person and the digital seal of the legal person (entity or company), and for the digital signature or digital sealing to be approved within the Arab Republic of Egypt, the signer must have obtained digital signature or digital Sealing from one of the companies Licensed by the Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA), and to get this certificate, the applicant must personally go to one of the licensed companies to obtain the service and verify the identity of the service applicant. Thus, these certificates shall have the legal authenticity derived from the Egyptian Digital Signature Law No. (15) of 2004.
These certificates can be used in Digital transactions. Digital transactions that take place using these certificates shall have the same legal authority in evidence for handwriting and the ordinary signature provided in the law of proof in civil and commercial Articles.
To obtain a digital signature certificate: Go to one of the Licensed companies by the Agency, and if an individual wants to use this certificate in a personal capacity, a data registration form will be completed, and a contract signed with the company and the identity is verified through the national number card or passport, but if it is The digital signature is issued to an employee of a company. The applicant for the digital signature certificate will have to submit the following documents
- - Copy of the company's commercial registry newspaper
- - Copy of the tax number card
- - Copy of the company's commercial license (license to practice activity)
- - Signed and sealed letter from the human resources.
For issuing a digital sealing to a company, in addition to the previous documents, the application must be submitted and signed by the responsible manager or its legal representative at the licensee's premises, and he\she has the right to sign on behalf the company according to the commercial register or under an authorization.