DigiCert QuoVadis

Legal Background

As in many other countries, the equivalence of digital signatures to handwritten signatures is provided by law (Article 14 para 2bis OR).

The following laws and regulations form the legal framework in Switzerland for the use of digital signatures:

Ordinance on the management and storage of business records, GeBüV
Federal Act on certification services in the field of electronic signatures, ZertES 
Ordinance on certification services in the field of electronic signtatures, VZertES
Federal Act on Value Added Tax, VAT Act
Ordinance on Value Added Tax, VAT Ordinance
Ordinance of the FDF on Electronic Data and Information, OEIDI