To my surprise I’ve been getting a few requests for info about the EU’s e-Signature plans. Here’s the lastest basic info.
The Commission plans to adopt a proposal before July 2012 for a pan European Framework for electronic identification, authentication and signature. It will include the revision of Directive 1999/93/EC.
You will find information on the consultation process carried out in this context on http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/policy/esignature/eu_legislation/revision/index_en.htm
The proposal will be accompanied by an “impact assessment report”.