The laws that have so far partially regulated these issues, i.e., the Electronic Document Law and the Electronic Signature Law cease to apply.
Some of the completely new terms foreseen in our legislation for the first time are: electronic data format, electronic transaction, authentication, electronic identification, trusted service, advanced electronic signature, electronic timestamp, document conversion, electronic seal as well as advanced and qualified electronic seal, electronic delivery service, web site authentication, electronic document storage, and others. Another novelty is the ability to use pseudonyms instead of full personal names.
The new Law improves the definitions of terms: electronic document, qualified electronic signature, electronic certificate and qualified electronic certificate and the like, which have already been defined in the Serbian law. The conditions for the verification of the digitized act are also foreseen, thus eliminating the problems stipulated by the old law.
The submission of electronic documents between public authorities and parties as well as between public authorities is also defined, as well as the Law on General Administrative Procedure, but it also warns that the delivery of documents by electronic means continues to be a security risk.
The concept of validation has also been defined – the procedure for checking and confirming the accuracy of the electronic signature or electronic seal – as a key step in their implementation because in case of negative validation the whole document gets rejected.
After the beginning of the implementation of the Law, it is envisaged to enact 17 more by-laws in order to establish and develop the network of providing e-services.