This is truly a historic and groundbreaking development for providing citizens around the globe with secure eNotarization, and for establishing a firm legal foundation for eLegalization.
Portsmouth, NH, London UK (PRWEB) May 21, 2008
GlobalSign (http://www.globalsign.com), one of the longest established Certification Authorities (CA) and specialists in ssl certificates and internet security, will announce the success of a UK based Adobe Certified Document Services (CDS) pilot project at this years' National Notary Association's (NNA) annual conference in New Orleans. The UK pilot is the early stage of a global NNA project to establish a global partnership to define and deliver systems and standards that enable secure exchange of documents both domestically and between nations.
The pilot project uses GlobalSign's DocumentSign solution (based on the Adobe CDS platform) and was initiated in December 2007 in the UK with the Notaries Society and represents around 800 Notaries Public practicing in England and Wales. It quickly succeeded in meeting the goals to provide a legally admissible cost effective e-notarization solution. Many notaries carry out work for commercial firms engaged in international trade, and for private individuals, such as dealing with aspects of the purchase or sale of land and property abroad. In this respect the pilot offered an insight into the future use of CDS for e-Legalization, improving efficiency, speed and security whilst also eliminating the need for expensive courier services. eNotarization offers a far more acceptable carbon footprint compared to the traditional paper and wax seal based industry.
"I applaud the accomplishment of GlobalSign and the leadership of the Notaries Society of England and Wales for its commitment and leadership to preserving the Notary's role in the digital age," said National Notary Association Executive Director Timothy S. Reiniger, Esq., "This is truly a historic and groundbreaking development for providing citizens around the globe with secure eNotarization, and for establishing a firm legal foundation for eLegalization."
The next stage of the project involves investigation by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office who will be represented by David Jones at the conference.
Presentations and demonstrations of e-Notarization currently in use in the UK will be made by Steve Roylance, Business Development Director for GlobalSign and Michael Lightowler a member of the Council of the Notaries Society.
About the International Forum on eNotarization and eApostilles:
Since 2005, the International Forum on eNotarization and eApostilles has been the premier source of information exchange for strengthening the trust, security and integrity of electronic documents exchanged between nations. Regularly attended by representatives from the world's Notary organizations, representatives from U.S. federal and state government, the Hague Conference on Private International Law, and government dignitaries from dozens of nations, forum participants have examined the international ramifications of authenticating and legalizing electronic documents through eNotarization, eApostille and eSignature technologies.
Initially created as a joint effort of the National Notary Association, the Hague Conference on Private International Law and the International Union of Notaries -- and now presented annually by the NNA -- the International Forum's mission is to meet the increasing worldwide commercial and legal demands for trustworthy, expeditious and reliable methods and standards for lawfully executing electronic documents.
About The National Notary Association:
Founded in 1957, the National Notary Association (NNA) is committed to the professional development of the 4.8 million Notaries throughout the United States by providing education, support and advocacy. The NNA also educates lawmakers, businesses and state officials on best notarial practices, and leads efforts to make necessary changes in the state and federal statutory framework. With a hundreds of thousands of members, the Association offers federally accredited Notary education programs.
Established in 1996 and as a WebTrust accredited public certificate authority, GlobalSign offers publicly trusted SSL, including new Extended Validation SSL Certificates, S/MIME and Code Signing Certificates for use on all Windows platforms including Mobile. The GlobalSign Trusted Root program allows the widely distributed and highly trusted GlobalSign root CA certificates to provide immediate trust for Microsoft CA and other inhouse CA users, thereby eliminating the costs associated with supporting non-trusted root CA certificates within an enterprise. These core GlobalSign solutions allow its thousands of enterprise customers to conduct secure online transactions and data submission, and provide tamper-proof distributable code as well as being able to bind identities to client certificates for email security and remote two factor authentication, such as SSL VPNs. The company has a rich history of innovation within the online security market and operates sales and support offices in the US, UK, Belgium, Japan, and China with services available in a number of European and Asian languages. Further details can be found at http://www.globalsign.com.
About GMO Internet Inc.:
GMO Internet Inc. (CEO Masatoshi Kumagai) is headquartered in Tokyo and is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, First Section (Code: 9449). Its Internet based business areas include Internet infrastructure and media. Further details can be found at http://www.gmo.jp/en/ and Mr Kumagai's profile can be found at http://gmo.jp/en/profile/message.html.