Difference between Qualified and Non-qualified e-Certificates
The primary distinction between qualified and non-qualified electronic certificates hinges on the presumption of legal validity. A qualified certificate benefits from this presumption, implying:
- It holds the same weight as a handwritten signature.
- In legal disputes, the validity of qualified certificates stands without the necessity for supplementary expert testimony.
- The burden of proof shifts, placing the responsibility on the signatory to demonstrate the invalidity of the signature.