The Council of Ministers has approved two new regulations, which concern the rules of using e-signatures for the transactions with the government. The idea is to send, sign and confirm applications and governmental transactions directly through smartphones and PCs.
Now the CoM must work on the EU legislation , which will set the equal legal power for electronic and conventional signature. Then next step will be to choose a device for storing the e-signatures- it is still unclear if it will be on the server, USB drive or in smart phones.
The Deputy Secretary of the President Mr. Constantinos Patrides said that the legislation is an important step on the way to create e-government.