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FEDERAL LAW OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

of April 6, 2011 No. 63-FZ

About the digital signature

(The last edition from 23-06-2016)

Accepted by the State Duma on March 25, 2011

Approved by the Federation Council on March 30, 2011

Article 1. Coverage of this Federal Law

This Federal Law governs the relations in the field of use of digital signatures when making civil transactions, rendering the state and municipal services, execution of the state and municipal functions, when making other legally significant actions, including in the cases established by other Federal Laws.

Article 2. The basic concepts used in this Federal Law

For the purposes of this Federal Law the following basic concepts are used:

1) the digital signature - information electronically which is attached to other information electronically (the signed information) or is otherwise connected with such information and which is used for determination of person signing information;

2) the certificate of key of verification of the digital signature - the electronic document or the paper document issued by certification center or the authorized representative of certification center and confirming accessory of key of verification of the digital signature to the certificate holder of key of verification of the digital signature;

3) the qualified certificate of key of verification of the digital signature (further - the qualified certificate) - the certificate of key of verification of the digital signature conforming to requirements, the established this Federal Law and other regulatory legal acts adopted according to it, and created by the accredited certification center or federal executive body authorized in the field of use of the digital signature (further - authorized federal body);

4) the certificate holder of key of verification of the digital signature - the person to which in the procedure established by this Federal Law the certificate of key of verification of the digital signature is issued;

5) key of the digital signature - the unique string intended for creation of the digital signature;

6) key of verification of the digital signature - the unique string which is unambiguously connected with key of the digital signature and intended for check of authenticity of the digital signature (further - verification of the digital signature);

7) certification center - the legal entity, the individual entrepreneur or state body or local government body the performing functions on creation and issue of certificates of keys of verification of digital signatures, and also other functions provided by this Federal Law;

8) accreditation of certification center - recognition of compliance of certification center by authorized federal body to requirements of this Federal Law;

9) digital signature facilities - the cryptography (cryptographic) tools used for realization at least by one of the following functions - creation of the digital signature, verification of the digital signature, creation of key of the digital signature and key of verification of the digital signature;

10) means of certification center - program and (or) the hardware used for realization of functions of certification center;

11) participants of electronic interaction - the state bodies performing information exchange electronically, local government bodies, the organizations, and also citizens;

12) enterprise information system - information system, participants of electronic interaction in which constitute certain group of people;

13) information system public - information system, participants of electronic interaction in which constitute the indefinite group of people and which use cannot be refused to these persons;

14) delivery of the certificate of key of verification of the digital signature - transfer by the authorized representative of certification center of the certificate of key of verification of the digital signature made by this certification center to its owner;

15) confirmation of ownership of key of the digital signature - obtaining by certification center, authorized federal body of proofs that person who addressed for receipt of the certificate of key of verification of the digital signature owns key of the digital signature which corresponds to the key of verification of the digital signature specified by such person for receipt of the certificate.

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