Documents signed with Visma Sign automatically receive Long Term Validation (LTV), also known as LTV. The change came into force on 17.8.2021. 

The electronic signature consists of three parts in the Visma Sign service. When a person signs in the service, they are strongly identified. The Visma Sign service creates a signature on behalf of the person, which is then verified by a trusted EU approved certification provider. We use the Entrust service as a third party to create an AES-level signature. Previously, for the certificate, we were able to create a periodic validation of the document. 

With the new update, we have extended the Entrust certificate to create an indefinite validation certificate for the document. This effectively means that even if a document is taken out of the Visma Sign service, the document can still be validated. The verification can establish that the document has been technically signed, identify who signed the document, and check that no changes have been made to the document. 

If it is manually changed after signing, the validation of the document is also changed, which means that the signature is not technically valid.

What are the legal implications if the document does not have an LTV header?

If the document was signed before we made the change from indefinite validation, no problem.

In the EU e-signature standard, the most important thing is that the document shows the date of signature and has been signed before the validation expires. The most important thing is that the signatory is identified and the date is clearly visible. LTV only automates the long term validation of a document even if it is removed from the Visma Sign service. 

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