Wednesday, July 23, 2014


TDL calls for sprint proposal to which TrustSeed participated in 2014
The call for sprint proposal of January 2014 was the first one launched by TDL. The goal, criterio and conditions notified to TDL members were the following:
During a presentation session every TDL member will be able to present his/her sprint proposal during a 7 minute pitch on the 19th of March 2014 starting from 14:00.
Conditions of participation :
- You must be an active TDL member to qualify for an Innovation Sprint.
- Only knowledge institutes and SME’s are eligible for the award.

The winner will be selected by a panel appointed by the TDL Board of Directors.  The TDL Board of Directors will make the final decision. TDL encourages active sprint proposals to continue to drive forward.
The application should contain:
-                      Title and High level purpose – the key pain/s it will solve
-                      Description – what the technology/ solution is and how it will work
-                      User Experience – high level overview or short demonstration/ wireframes to show user experience
-                      Benefits/impact – to businesses and users
-                      The Sprint – timescales and key milestones
-                      Requirements/ what you need – a call for collaboration partners in the areas you need

The proposal should contain:
-                      The proposal should contain a worked out plan of the criteria mentioned above in presentation format (pptx, odp, etc.) of 15 pages max.
-                      3-5 slides can be used during the 7 minutes pitch to motivate why your proposal is the best. 

Successfully completed sprints will be eligible for an award up to €25000, which is payable on completion of the sprint.

Who was the winner?
TrustSeed won the TDL Sprint Competition and was awarded on the 7th of April 2014 during the TDL event in Vienna.
TrustSeed has presented a use case to sign legally on line the TDL membership agreement inside a secure and probative digital framework.

Our sprint proposal, called ‘The Key of legal on line signature: The inseparable link between e-Authentication, e-Signature and e-Validation’ is based on a role play between three different Trust Service Providers- ‘TSP’- that act inside a trustworthy architecture.
Role play
The first role is assumed by TDL and Microsoft as TSPs for Identification and Authentication
Their function are to realize the reliable registration and the authentication of the prospective members. The strong authentication is allowed by the Microsoft claim system on Azur 365 Plateform completed by the TDL check of the supporting documents uploading by the PM.

The second role is held by TrustSeed as the TSP for electronic signature
Thanks to its electronic signature creation device, TrustSeed controls the integrity and the compliancy of the different agreements before they be to sign by the PM and then by the Formal Representative of TDL. 
The signatures on line created within its electronic signature creation device are the qualified electronic signature which benefit from an equivalent legal effect of a handwritten signature (validity and non-repudiation of the on line signed agreements).

The third role is played by CertiWay as the TSP for validation
Thanks to the traceability files imposed to the TSP, CertiWay is able to control and to rate:
* The compliant registration of the Prospective Member    
* The good execution of the online signature by the PM and also by the TDL board member (which has to countersign the membership agreement to be valid)      
* The legal evidence, the data secure management and the privacy’s protection.

Trustworthy architecture
The framework where takes place the role play is a use case of three upcoming regulations:
eIDAS Regulation, COM (2012)0238 - Regulation on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the internal market                        
General Data Protection Regulation, COM (2012)0011 - Regulation on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data                                                                                          
NIS Directive, COM (2013)0048 - Directive concerning measures to ensure a high common level of network and information security across the Union