Electronic signature (QES)
What is a qualified electronic signature?
According to Article 14 para. 2bis of the Swiss Code of Obligations, a qualified electronic signature is equivalent to a handwritten signature. What constitutes a qualified electronic signature is governed by the Federal Act on Electronic Signatures (ESigA).
The Swiss Accreditation Service (SAS) publishes a list of the recognised certification services.
There are currently the following providers of electronic signature (QES) solutions in Switzerland
- Swisscom (Schweiz) AG:
Signing Service – Swisscom Trust Services AG
Skribble – Rechtsgültig elektronisch signieren
- QuoVadis Trustlink Schweiz AG:
DigiCert+QuoVadis | Switzerland (quovadisglobal.com)
- SwissSign AG:
Electronic signature | SwissID Sign
- Federal Office of Information Technology, Systems and Telecommunication (FOITT) (for governmental authorities only):
Swiss Government PKI (admin.ch)
(Last updated: 11.11.2021)