How does the TRUSTe service work

Leading trust service providers promote European data protection

In June 2017, the European Signature Dialog was held in Vienna for the first time in the presence of Andrus Ansip, Vice President of the European Commission. A think tank was founded under the leadership of A-Trust, a qualified trust service provider in Austria, which keeps a critical eye on developments in global data protection and supports European interest groups in the ICT market.

The third flagship meeting of the European Signature Dialog is this time hosted by ESD alliance partner Infocert, Trust Service Provider in Italy, and will focus from May 27th to 28th together with the top 10 of the European TSPs on the optimization of cross-border digital interaction Signatures. In addition, the best eIDAS success models are brought together with visionary thoughts and innovative market trends. Danilo Cattaneo, CEO of Infocert, is enthusiastic about the meeting: “It is a pleasure for us to welcome the members of the European Signature Dialogue in Rome and to continue to share our visions, ideas and experience for the benefit of European citizens, companies and institutions. Europe depends on the best trust solutions such as digital signature and authentication; this is the only way the digital economy can continue to grow. And this is indeed growing - especially across borders in the sense of the eIDAS regulation, which is the goal of the European Signature Dialog.

Strong dialogue partner for the EU Commission

The European Signature Dialog has quickly established itself as one of the most important contacts for the EU Commission and has been an expert tool for digital trust services since it was founded. The most recent meeting took place from April 4 to 5, 2019 in Brussels and, in addition to a status check of the European trust services market and a Europe-wide functioning trust service, dealt with the topic of consumer protection and transparency in the context of the digital single market. The ESD goal is to empower users to move safely through the network and to be able to rely on user-friendly and verified trust services that meet the best security criteria.

ESD bridging function: Europe as a globally recognized role model

Cooperation at European and international level will be further strengthened by the ESD. Europe acts as a respected role model in terms of data protection and digital trust. "With the European Signature Dialog we have set ourselves the goal of anchoring the EU as a world leader in the field of trust services. We always want to sharpen our critical view of personal data protection and continue to strengthen the milestone eIDAS as a secure framework for digital interactions in Europe”, Says Michael Butz, CEO of A-Trust and Chairman of the European Signature Dialog.

Information on ESD:

A trust

A-Trust GmbH is an Austrian company that offers services related to secure communication in the digital and mobile world. The focus of the various services is on confidentiality, integrity and convenience as well as the creation of secure digital signatures. The company is a qualified trust service provider according to the eIDAS regulation. A-Trust, company for security systems in electronic data traffic, is subject to regular controls by Rundfunk und Telekom Regulierungs-GmbH.

Inquiry note:

Mag. Julia Wolkerstorfer

European Signature Dialog | PR

Wien Mitte - The Mall E02

Landstrasser Hauptstrasse 1b

1030 Vienna

Tel .: +43 676 878 63 8611

Email: julia.Wolkerstorfer [at]

corporate identity prihoda gmbh

like. gudrun wolfschluckner

pr consultant

peter-jordan-straße 74

1190 Vienna

tel .: +43 1 479 63 66 - 24

e-mail: gudrun.wolfschluckner [at]