This comes within the framework of the state’s efforts to expand the provision of digital services to companies, institutions and individuals in support of the digital transformation strategy in Egypt, accelerating the pace of its implementation and its applications to all sectors and spread fields.
The electronic signature and seal is the legal alternative to the signature and is used to sign and certify all types of transactions, documents, requests, electronic correspondence and by e-mail. The electronic seal is the modern equivalent of the company’s seal and represents an electronic signature that enables companies to secure data, transactions and documents.
Dr. Amr Talaat, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, emphasized that this event represents a stepping stone in the process of building a digital Egypt, during which large packages of services are provided to citizens based on communication and information technology. 150 services have been launched on the Digital Egypt platform in collaboration with the sectors that provide these services; He explained that the provision of e-signature services comes within the framework of the second generation of services provided on the platform, which is based on this technology, and thus the citizen’s identity can be verified and services available to him without he has to attend. the service’s headquarters.
He explained that in 2019, a strategy was initiated to activate the electronic signature system through the amendment to the law issued in 2004 in line with modern technology. He mentioned that the second phase is related to transactions between the government, companies and bodies, including the electronic invoice in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance, and preparations for the electronic receipt system are currently underway.
He added that the Information Technology Industry Development Authority has prepared the information infrastructure capable of accommodating the increasing loads of electronic signature verification requests.
Talaat said that the third phase relates to collaboration with the private sector to provide electronic signature services to citizens across the Republic. He praised the close cooperation between e-signature service providers and telecommunications companies to achieve this.
He emphasized the importance of collaboration between the government and private sectors and civil society organizations to spread societal awareness about the uses of electronic signature technology, especially as the coming period will see the introduction of more services that depend on it.
Amr Mahfouz, CEO of the Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA), said: “We are pleased to expand the electronic signature system and publish it at the level of the Republic to facilitate access to this important service, explaining that the authority injected investments estimated at 55 million pounds in the last 3 years to develop and modernize systems.The use of the supremacy for electronic certification and the development of the capabilities of the human element based on this system.
It was mentioned that the authority has also allocated around 75 million pounds for the purpose of establishing an exchange site for the highest root authority for electronic signature in the new administrative capital, in order to meet the increasing demand for electronic signature services and the speed of response of the system and increases the speed of response to requests for immediate verification of the validity of electronic signature certificates.
Engineer Yasser Shaker, CEO of Orange Egypt, expressed his happiness at the launch of the e-signature services in partnership with Egypt Trust, after previously signed to spread the uses of electronic signature and stamp on a large scale to cover all electronic transactions in to close, as the e-signature is one of the most important catalysts to accelerate digital transformation in Egypt. He added that Orange Egypt is always consolidating its position in the Egyptian market as a major provider of all technologies and applications of digital transformation and smart solutions through various partnerships and agreements with professional entities specializing in their digital fields.
Engineer Mohamed Kiwan, CEO of Egypt Trust, said about the company’s efforts to develop its effective role in the distribution of electronic signature and electronic stamp services by introducing our services in Orange branches. Egypt Trust is the first company to issue electronic signatures and seals in Egypt, highlighting Egypt Trust’s capability and accumulated experience in providing its services over the past 15 years, serving companies and individuals through service delivery outlets enabled by the Information Technology -industry approved. Development Authority.
He continued, “The introduction of electronic signature and stamp services in Orange branches is a new success station of the success stations of Egypt Trust, through which we will further expand to reach the largest user base for electronic signature in Egypt to facilitate our services and our customers.”
The two parties announced during the service launch ceremony that the first phase of operation will begin in the Orange branches in Abbas El Akkad Street in Nasr City and the Orange branch in Al Mesaha Square in Dokki, and that the two branches are currently fully prepared is to receive citizens, financiers and companies to complete the procedures for the withdrawal of signature and electronic stamp certificates, then the service continues in the rest of the branches Alexandria, Mansoura, Ismailia and Assiut governorates as a second phase.