Estonia’s Levira and Latvia’s LVRTC have electronically signed the first cross-border contract for media and play-out services.
Tallinn-based Levira is a cloud, media and network service provider, while LVRTC is one of the leading providers of electronic communication services in Latvia.
Commenting on the development, Janis Bokta, chairman of the board of LVRTC, said: “Today LVRTC has published a new e-Signer 3.0 and it is available at www.eparaksts.lv/en/. This is the first step towards a single electronic document environment in the Baltics. Currently, active work is in progress to make life easier for the businesses, individuals and authorities communicate with documents which are signed with secure electronic signatures. This particularly is going to be beneficial for businesses operating in all three countries like ourselves”.
Kalev Pihl, CEO of Certification Centre Ltd, Estonia, added:“Cross border e-signature helps businesses to operate more efficiently and securely. The world’s first known digitally signed intergovernmental agreement was concluded last year between prime ministers of Finland and Estonia, Jyrki Katainen and Andrus Ansip.
“With the first commercial contract signed between companies in Estonia and Latvia we are moving a step closer to digital single market in EU. Tools in Estonia for creating digital signature now support the Latvian citizen ID cards and vice versa. This will enable Estonian and Latvian authorities, companies and people to conclude contracts and exchange other documents using digital signatures. We believe that a lot of work still lies ahead to ease the currently available process”.