On 1 February 2017, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Economy, Etienne Schneider presented the first accredited certification body and first certified service provided in electronic archiving.
Currently, Luxembourg is the only country in the European Union with an operational legal framework for electronic archiving. Consistent with the Digital Lëtzebuerg initiative, the current legislation recognizes in particular the legal value of digital documents and, under certain conditions, offers important guarantees as to their conformity with the original. In addition, this legislation provides for a new statute called ‘dematerialisation or conservation service provider’ (CSDP) for companies active in the field of electronic archiving.
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