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General information about trusted lists under Regulation (EU) Nº 910/2014
Trusted lists are essential elements in building trust among electronic market operators by allowing users to determine the qualified status and the status history of trust service providers and their services.
The trusted lists of Member States include, as a minimum, information specified in Articles 1 and 2 of Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2015/1505.
Member States may include in the trusted lists information on non-qualified trust service providers, together with information related to the non-qualified trust services provided by them. It shall be clearly indicated that they are not qualified according to Regulation (EU) Nº 910/2014.
Member States may include in the trusted lists information on nationally defined trust services of other types than those defined under Article 3(16) of Regulation (EU) Nº 910/2014. It shall be clearly indicated that they are not qualified according to Regulation (EU) Nº 910/2014.
Trusted list of Spain
The present list is the trusted list including information related to the qualified trust service providers which are supervised by Spain, together with information related to the qualified trust services provided by them, in accordance with the relevant provisions laid down in Regulation (EU) Nº 910/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 July 2014 on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the internal market and repealing Directive 1999/93/EC.
The cross-border use of electronic signatures has been facilitated through Commission Decision 2009/767/EC of 16 October 2009 which has set the obligation for Member States to establish, maintain and publish trusted lists with information related to certification service providers issuing qualified certificates to the public in accordance with Directive 1999/93/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 December 1999 on a Community framework for electronic signatures and which are supervised/accredited by the Member States. The present trusted list is the continuation of the trusted list established with Decision 2009/767/EC.
Information on the supervision system applicable:
The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation is in charge of the supervision and control of Trust Service Providers, in accordance with the provisions laid down in Regulation (EU) Nº 910/2014 of the European Parliament and the Council of 23 July 2014 on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the internal market and repealing Directive 1999/93/EC and Spanish Law 6/2020, of 11 November, on trusted services.
The supervisory regime foreseen by the mentioned Regulation varies depending on the type of trust service provider concerned. In the case of the supervision of qualified trust service providers, supervision is previous ante and post activity to provide the qualified trust service, with a view to ensuring that those qualified providers comply with the requirements laid down in the Regulation. Meanwhile, non-qualified trust services are subject to a light touch and reactive ex post supervisory activities justified by the nature of their services and operations.
In compliance with Article 17 of Law 6/2020 regulating certain aspects of electronic trust services, the providers are obliged to provide the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation with all the information and collaboration necessary for the exercise of its functions. In the aforementioned article 17, it is also stated that the information regarding qualified trust service providers may be published on the Internet address of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation for its dissemination and knowledge.
Supervision's scope is delimited by technical, legal and organizational requirements laid down in the above mentioned Regulation(EU) Nº 910/2014 and Spanish Law 6/2020.