DigiDoc

DigiDoc is a system that's widely-used in Estonia for storing, sharing and digitally signing documents. Because digital signatures carry the same legal weight as paper signatures in Estonia, a secure, easy-to-use platform is needed to give government institutions, businesses and private persons a way to transmit files and add digital certifications. After logging into the DigiDoc system with an ID card or Mobile ID, a user can upload any document, digitally sign it, and forward it to other parties for their signatures. Any type of file can be entered for signature – a word processing document, a photo or even an instant messaging chat. Voice recordings can be uploaded by phone. The documents are stored in a unique folder for each user. Every time users log on, they see their own uploaded files and as well as any they have signed. DigiDoc utilizes the robust public key encryption of the Estonian ID card and Mobile-ID, meeting the EU's strictest standards for security. The system is heavily used in Estonia's public sector, handling everything from court documents to municipal contracts. It's also commonly used in the banking industry, though its popularity in all areas of business is growing rapidly.

Introduced in: 2005

Benefits:

  • For the first quarter of 2016, there are 1 269 063 cards issued and 290 million digital signatures. 
  • Using digital signatures saves 2% of Estonian GDP per year.

Did you know?

Digidoc has received almost 242 million signatures by 2015 and has a growth rate of over 100% each year.
TAGS: Government

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