e.g. for the filing, recordation permitting, registration or the like of certain types of documents. In such cases, the cashier's counter serves more than simply to link payment to the contents of a virtual shopping cart.The content of the documents involved may have an impact on the completion of the transaction in a certain fashion. e.g. local state and federal laws and/or rules associated with the proper completion of the document. These transactions also require a means of authenticating the filer's identity as well as authenticating the person who is accepting or denying the application on behalf of the agency responsible for accepting or denying the application.
The successful delivery of electronic services is a primary objective of modern e-government. There successful introduction depends on the users trusting these services and the privacy of their personal data. Digital signatures are one of the security elements that make these services possible, but they feature some weaknesses. weaknesses that can be surmounted by the use of a digital time stamp.
These do not only add a certified time to the data but also make many of other methods that increase security and trust possible. Since digital certificates are widely used in today's information society, digital signatures should be easy to implement. However, implementation must be studied carefully because abuse can have critical repercussions. Without 100 percent trust from its users, e-government and its services will be unsustainable. Many agencies are in this situation, stranded with good infrastructure and legal bases, but services that are not trusted.