The authority performs the basic official tasks needed in the e-signature market according to the Act 35 of 2001 on electronic signature: registers and checks the service providers, certification organizations having domestic address, or place of residence, head office, premises, domestic organisations appointed for certifying the conformance of the electronic signature products and the electronic signature products certified in Hungary, as well as keeps register on the electronic signature service experts.
The Authority supervises the services and service providers connected with the electronic signature, and checks the operation of the organisations appointed for certifying the conformance of the electronic signature products.
The aim of the surveillance is to ensure the conformity of operation of the service providers with the requirements stipulated in the provisions of law, regulations undertaken by the service providers and in the general terms and conditions of contract.
As an integral part of the official tasks connected with the electronic signature, the Authority keeps register accessible electronically by anybody on the advanced and qualified electronic signature service providers, the certification, time-stamping, signature device provision and archiving policies used by them, on the certification organisations, electronic signature experts, and on the voluntary accreditation schemes.
Beside the general market surveillance tasks the Authority performs the official tasks related to the certification policies regarding the requirements of public administration use, as well as the tasks related to the certification service providers applying those, as stipulated in the governmental decree 194/2005 (IX. 22.).
In the area of electronic commerce the NMIA performs the official tasks concerning the spam according to the Act 108 of 2001 on some issues of electronic commerce and information society services and conducts the related official procedure. The authority aims the complex handling of anti-spam activity by preparing and publishing information materials for the consumers as well.
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