Electronic signature will be implemented in the Latin-American country
Electronic signature law in El Salvador entered into force in 2016, but since then it has never been really applied. On the contrary, the government suffered a stall in the digitalization process. Now, the implementation of electronic signature in the country can finally start thanks to the funds allocated by FOMILENIO II.
In this important innovation process, Bit4id will carry out two different types of consultancy activities: in the first place, the company will study and analyse the current situation to establish which public institution could be a certification authority; then, it will start to design and implement the root certification authority.
On 5th September, the consultancy contract was signed during a public event with the Minister of Economy María Luisa Hayam and Secretary for Innovation Vladimir Hándal.
During the event, the government officials confirmed that electronic signature is essential to build a digital agenda and to optimize government procedures with e-invoicing and digital identity. “Providing our government with electronic signature is not an option, but a priority” – stated the Minister of Economy María Luisa Hayem – “This is the only way to promote the economic growth of our country”.
Reafirmamos el compromiso del Gobierno de El Salvador en generar condiciones tecnológicas para que los sectores productivos del país mejoren sus servicios y optimicen los recursos.#YEstoApenasEmpieza
Posted by Ministerio de Economía on Saturday, September 7, 2019