Currently, Mr. Nguyen Van Nghia (in Yen Bai Province) agency uses 3 digital signatures, 2 digital signatures to be purchased (used for treasury software and used for tax software) and 1 Digital signature is provided free of charge by the Department of Information and Communication. Mr. Nghia would like to ask, is it correct to use 3 digital signatures for the same person? Regarding this issue, the Department of Information and Communications of Yen Bai Province answers as follows: Pursuant to Article 1 on the scope of regulation of the Law on Electronic transactions No. 51/2005 / QH11 dated November 29, 2005:
This Law provides for electronic transactions in the activities of state agencies; in the civil, business, commercial and other sectors as stipulated by law.
The provisions of this Law do not apply to the grant of certificates of land use rights, home ownership and other real estate, inheritance documents, marriage registration papers, divorce decisions, papers. birth certificate, death certificate, bill of exchange and other valuable papers.
According to Article 57 of Decree No. 130/2018 / ND-CP dated September 27, 2018 of the Government detailing the implementation of the Law on Electronic transactions regarding digital signatures and digital signature authentication service, the types of delivery electronic translation of Party and State agencies, if digital signature is applied, use the digital signature authentication service provided by a specialized digital signature authentication service provider provided by the Government.
According to current regulations: Digital signatures are used in the activities of state agencies; in the civil, business, commercial and other sectors as stipulated by law. However, digital signatures that are used in activities of Party and State agencies will apply special digital signatures provided by the Government.
Thus, an agency, organization or individual can use more than 1 digital signature. Because, digital signatures that are provided by the Government Cipher Committee can only be used in activities of Party and State agencies, not be used in other fields.
Digital signatures by public digital signature authentication service providers (digital signatures of VNPT, Viettel ...) are used in civil, business, commercial and other fields by law’s regulations,not for use in the activities of Party and State agencies.