nCipher Time Stamping Technology Helps Notaries in Belgium Go Digital
The Royal Federation of Belgian Notaries (RFBN) is a not for profit association that was established to look after the interests of Notaries in their dealings with the Belgian Government and public authorities. The RFBN's overall aim is to standardise and streamline professional practises for all of the 1200 regional Notaries in Belgium and provide them with the technology they need to comply with the practices. RFBN deployed launched an initiative to create a secure infrastructure to replace hand-signed notarised paper documents and forms with digitally signed electronic documents that carry the same legal standing. Central to this initiative was the need to generate securely signed and time-stamped digital documents that could not be changed or tampered with and whose authenticity could be proven.