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Terms of Reference (ToR) for Technical Committee (TC) Electronic Signatures and Infrastructures (ESI)

Approved at Board#112, April 2017

Areas of activity

TC ESI is responsible for standardization within ETSI supporting current and upcoming technology for Electronic Signatures and related services (e.g. registered electronic delivery, electronic seals) as well as trust service infrastructures supporting such services.  This is aimed at supporting regulatory requirements such as the eIDAS Regulation as well as general commercial requirements.

TC ESI is the lead body within ETSI in relation to electronic signatures, related services and trust service Infrastructures, to protect electronic transactions and ensure trust and confidence with business partners, including the preparation of reports and other necessary activities, by
  1. Developing generic standards, guides and reports 
  2. Liaising with other ETSI bodies
  3. Liaising with bodies external to ETSI 
  4. Establishing a continuing work plan.

Annex 1 (Informative): Collaboration with other bodies (both inside and outside ETSI)

TC ESI will set-up the appropriate communication channels to groups both within and outside of ETSI.

ETSI groups
  • External Groups
  • CAB Forum
  • CEN (TC 224 and TC 331)
  • Cloud Signatures Consortium
  • European Cooperation for Accreditation (EA)
  • ISO/IEC JTC 1 SC27
  • ISO TC 154
  • ISO TC171/SC 2/WG 8
  • IETF
  • SAFE-BioPharma
  • UPU