EU 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 (‘eIDAS Regulation’) was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 28 August 2014 (OJ L 257 of 28 August 2014, p. 73).
On 1 July 2016 the Signatures Directive and (with retroactive effect) the Signatures Act ceased to apply. In matters relating to signature and trust services, the eIDAS Regulation is since then the applicable legislation. At EU level, the provisions of the eIDAS Regulation applying to trust services have been specified in detail through several implementing acts. The eIDAS Regulation is specifically implemented in Austrian law in the Signature and Trust Services Act (SVG), the Signature and Trust Services Regulation (SVV) and the Regulation establishing the suitability of the ‘Secure Information Technology Centre – Austria (A-SIT)’ association as a confirmation body.