Implementation of designated investigative organization services for 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 specific certification businesses conforming to certain criteria.
In 2003, JIPDEC was designated as the official investigative body for the e-Signature Act. JIPDEC investigates whether or not the equipment of a specific certification businesses and their implementation methods conform to the standards provided in the e-Signature Act.
JIPDEC actively promotes awareness regarding the handling of users’ electronic signatures as well as an understanding and regard for the use of electronic signatures and related certification businesses.