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Report on the operation of Directive 1999/93/EC on a Community framework for electronic signatures

15 March 2006

The Commission noted that transposition of the Directive into the legislation of the Member States has met the need for the legal recognition of electronic signatures. It therefore considers that the Directive's objectives have been fulfilled and that no need for its revision has emerged at this stage. The Commission nonetheless plans to consult the Member States and relevant stakeholders to address a number of issues, particularly on interoperability problems, technical aspects and standardisation.

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