Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Digital signature coming this way

The government is looking into the option of digital signature.

My personal opinion is that i hope it's coming. It will ease so very much communication. And it will smooth the relationship between each person and i.e. public offices.

Not much news today, been a busy guy. :)


Workman said...

I don't understand how this works.

Faroe-Man said...

Taken from Wikipedia:

Digital signatures, like written signatures, are used to provide authentication of the associated input, usually called a "message." Messages may be anything, from electronic mail to a contract, or even a message sent in a more complicated cryptographic protocol. Digital signatures are used to create public key infrastructure (PKI) schemes in which a user's public key (whether for public-key encryption, digital signatures, or any other purpose) is tied to a user by a digital identity certificate issued by a certificate authority. PKI schemes attempt to unbreakably bind user information (name, address, phone number, etc.) to a public key, so that public keys can be used as a form of identification.

My english prohibits me from giving a more thorough explanation.

Ogie said...

We use it here when it comes to filing taxes online. The IRS goes through process of identifying you and this gives you the ablity to file your taxes online without having to sign the forms. I have been doing this for a few years. It makes it a little easier.

Now what it sounds like they want to do is use it more universally. I think there is some thoughts to going into the same direction here but not sure how they expect to go about doing it.

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Amelia said...

Digital signature is the latest technology that is widely used these days by hundreds of companies to reduce a lot of paper work and also to reduce the risk of data forgery. Even there are specialized tools and software available that automates the paper based approval system with fully digital ones.
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