As is known, the electronic signature card is a means of determining the identity of virtual environment user. It is a single code that performs all the functions of a signature in the electronic system, encodes the outgoing electronic data and identifiers the sender.
E-signature, as an element of verification of electronic documents, provides safe and rapid implementation of the process in the virtual space. It is for this reason that its use today is quite important, and in general the number of e-signature users continues to grow.
Thus, according to statistics, as of October 1, 2016, the number of electronic signatures certificates issued to government agencies amounted to 64008, to individuals - 16590, to legal persons - 16526. A total of 97124 electronic signatures certificates have been issued by the National Certification Services Center so far.
Note that the number of e-signatures that were issued during 9 months of 2016 amounted to 19892. Of these, 16470 were issued to government agencies, 772 - to physical persons, and 2650 - to legal entities.