What is an Electronic Timestamp?
Electronic Timestamping is the process in which a date and time are bound to other data in electronic form. This certifies a document’s existence or execution at a point in time, as well as adds additional levels of assurance and proof to a digital signature. Each region or country may have specific timestamping requirements. In the EU, qualified timestamping needs to meet RFC 3161 for Qualified timestamping criteria of eIDAS regulations and ZertES Qualified timestamping in Switzerland.
DigiCert® Document Trust Manager supports Qualified Timestamping in both the EU and Switzerland.