What technology is suggested under the e-APP to issue e-Apostilles and how does it work?
Under the e-APP, it is suggested that Competent Authorities use readily available and already widely used PDF technology and digital certificates to issue e-Apostilles. Digital certificates can now be used within AdobeÂ® PDF (as well as in MicrosoftÂ® Word 2007) to secure sensitive documents from unauthorized tampering. In addition, PDF technology now supports an optional XML layer of data that can be used to secure and transmit data in a human-readable format. For a Competent Authority to be able to issue e-Apostilles as suggested under the e-APP, it has to acquire a valid license to the Standard or Professional version of Adobe 7.0 or greater. The recipient of the e-Apostille will be able to view the e-Apostille using the free Adobe Reader. Considering that current methods of attaching paper Apostilles to the underlying public document (e.g., the use of staples or other insecure forms of attachment) render them easily vulnerable to fraud, the use of PDF e-Apostilles in combination wi
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