Implementation of the Designated Investigative Organization services for the Act on Electronic Signatures and Certification Business
The enforcement of the Act on Electronic Signatures and Certification Business (e-Signature Act) in April 2001, created a legal framework that allowed electronic signatures to be used in the same context as handwritten signatures and seals. The Japanese government has introduced a system to accredit the Specified Certification Businesses conforming to certain criteria.
In 2003, JIPDEC became a Designated Investigative Organization for the e-Signature Act. JIPDEC investigates whether the equipment of the Specified Certification Business and their implementation methods conform to the standards provided in the e-Signature Act. JIPDEC provides information provision, advice, and other support services in response to inquiries and
consultation from entities conducting the Specified Certification Business, and the users of those services.