e-CODEX offers technical solutions for secure online cross-border communication in the field of justice. The technical infrastructure connects different legal systems and ensures fast access to justice past borders.
The technical components of e-CODEX are building blocks which can be seen as bridges connecting online judicial services and information across Europe. The technical infrastructure consists of a connector and a gateway. The installation of the gateway ensures a secured connection with a gateway in another Member State. The connector carries out the adaptations required for receiving encrypted data by the corresponding service provider in another Member State.
Secure electronic information exchange between existing national solutions is facilitated by an interoperability layer for electronic signatures. This validation tool recognizes a person’s signature using a certificate issued in his or her home country. Using existing systems for the authentication of users adds reliability to electronic legal proceedings and helps avoid malicious use of e-Justice services.
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All technical solutions are based on the principle of subsidiarity. e-CODEX doesn’t change existing solutions or laws in the participating countries. Therefore, a circle of trust has been introduced. Participating countries accept the legal validity of documents, and of information on identity and signatures of other Member States. To cope with different legal systems the technical infrastructure includes a methodology for mutual equal interpretation of legal terms.
Using existing systems for the authentication of users adds reliability to electronic legal proceedings and helps avoid malicious use of e-Justice services
As the technical components are open source, they can be used, advanced and linked to any national system. The main benefits are increased security and reliability along with saving time in completing cross-border processes.
e-CODEX’ technical solutions simplify the access of citizens and businesses to legal information, means and procedures. By improving the interoperability of legal authorities our solutions also boost judicial cross-border cooperation.