Prompted by the upcoming adoption of the European Union’s (EU) Regulation on Electronic Identification and Trust Services (eIDAS), a group of 13 companies led by Adobe has formed the Cloud Signature Consortium to push for an open standard for cloud-based digital signatures.

“The focus right now is because eIDAS is coming into effect on July 1, which is creating a unified standard,” said Dan Puterbaugh, associate general counsel for Adobe. “This led the company to feel that the time was right for creating a unifying technological standard that would kind of dovetail that.”

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