A qualified service of time stamps means that a document is signed with a trustworthy date and time by the EuroCert Qualified Time Stamping Authority. A signature creates a legal effect of authenticated date. This ensures that a given document or signature existed at a given point in time. In most of the cases it is used along with a qualified electronic signature.
Benefits of time stamps:
- makes it impossible to document predating
- unexceptionable proof that a document was created at a given moment
- protecting software against viruses
- security of files circulation in the system
When a time stamp was not used in the moment of signing the document, the date is downloaded from the client’s device.