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General information about trusted lists under Regulation (EU) No 910/2014

Trusted lists are essential elements in building trust among electronic market operators by allowing users to determine the qualified status and the status history of trust service providers and their services. The trusted lists of Member States include, as a minimum, information specified in Articles 1 and 2 of Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2015/1505.

Member States may include in the trusted lists information on non-qualified trust service providers, together with information related to the non-qualified trust services provided by them. It shall be clearly indicated that they are not qualified according to Regulation (EU) No 910/2014.

Member States may include in the trusted lists information on nationally defined trust services of other types than those defined under Article 3(16) of Regulation (EU) No 910/2014. It shall be clearly indicated that they are not qualified according to Regulation (EU) No 910/2014.

Trusted list of The Netherlands

The present list is the trusted list including information related to the qualified trust service providers which are supervised by The Netherlands, together with information related to the qualified trust services provided by them, in accordance with the relevant provisions laid down in Regulation (EU) No 910/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 July 2014 on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the internal market and repealing Directive 1999/93/EC.

The cross-border use of electronic signatures has been facilitated through Commission Decision 2009/767/EC of 16 October 2009 which has set the obligation for Member States to establish, maintain and publish trusted lists with information related to certification service providers issuing qualified certificates to the public in accordance with Directive 1999/93/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 December 1999 on a Community framework for electronic signatures and which are supervised/accredited by the Member States. The present trusted list is the continuation of the trusted list established with Decision 2009/767/EC.

Cessation of trust service providers

The following trust service providers issuing qualified certificates to the public have ceased their activities without another trust service provider having taken over the responsibility of the service. All qualified certificates issued are expired or revoked as of the date of cessation.

Ceased trust service providers

14 September 2011        Diginotar B.V.    (documents available on request)

Take overs

2011 - Getronics taken over by KPN

All legal rights and obligations related to Qualified Certificates issued to the public by the CA/QC certification services from Getronics Nederland B.V., established in the Netherlands and registered with OPTA until 1 September 2011, were taken over by KPN Corporate Market B.V.

These rights and obligations of Getronics B.V. were acquired upon a legal split of the Getronics B.V. company. The deed whereby KPN Corporate Market B.V. took over these rights and obligations came into effect on 1 September 2011.

As of this time Getronics Nederland B.V. remains in business but may no longer provide CA/QC certification services to the public. Any certificates issued after this date by these services were issued under the responsibility of KPN Corporate Market B.V. Further information can be obtained at KPN Corporate Market B.V.

2016 - KPN Corporate Market taken over by KPN B.V.

On April 1st 2016, all qualified trust services of KPN Corporate Market B.V. were taken over by KPN B.V. On this date all rights and obligations related to qualified trust services were legally transferred from KPN Corporate Market B.V. to KPN B.V. by means of a legal split.

KPN Corporate Market B.V. remained in business from April 1st 2016 onwards, but is no longer entitled to offer qualified trust services to the general public.

From April 1st 2016 onwards, KPN B.V. assumed full responsibility for any valid certificate previously issued under responsibility of KPN Corporate Market B.V. Responsibility for any remaining valid certificate issued under responsibility of Getronics Nederland B.V. that was previously taken over by KPN Corporate market B.V. will also transfer to KPN B.V.