Verwijzingen bij M.C.W.H. van Valburch, De bewaring van de elektronische notariële akte. Digitale duurzaamheid in het notariaat, scriptie Leiden, oktober 2004.


Dat de digitale handtekening niet waterdicht blijft, zoals voorspeld in beide publicaties, is inmiddels gebleken uit een publicatie van M. Daum & S. Lucks: ‘Attacking Hash Functions by Poisoned Messages. The Story of Alice and her Boss’, Insitute for Cryptology and IT-Security, Ruhr-Universität Bochum. Voor een beschrijving, zie C. Biever, ‘Hashing exploit threatens digital security’, in:, 14 juni 2005.

Résumé in English: This webpage contains a master’s thesis and an article on (long-term) electronical (or digital) preservation of juridical documents. The thesis concerns the notarial deed or act [1]. The article is on electronical contracts that are digitally signed. Both essays conclude that on the long term problems could arise, for the evidential value of these deeds and contracts in particular. So one should be careful.

[1] The notarial deed, in dutch: ‘notariële akte’, is a document with a special evidential value, made by a (civil law) notary. The function of a notary (public) and his deeds in Anglo-American law is fundamentally different from that of the notary in countries with a so called ‘Latin‘ system of notaries (including The Netherlands and most of the continent of western Europe).