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News and Events Swiss Accounting and Controls Association Choses QuoVadis SuisseID
24 Oct 2012, the largest Swiss association for certified experts in accounting and financial controls, will partner with QuoVadis to provide SuisseID to its members. was founded in 1936 and now has more than 6,000 members in Switzerland. The association supervises the Swiss federal certificate in accounting and financial controls.

QuoVadis is a leading provider of SuisseID, the first standardised product in Switzerland for secure electronic identity, since the eID programme was launched in May 2010. Using SuisseID, individuals, company representatives and public sector employees can securely communicate with each other online:

  • Secure electronic credential based on a smartcard or USB token
  • Qualified electronic signature to create legally binding transactions and protect data integrity
  • Attestation of professional affiliation
  • Encryption for privacy with the additional QuoVadis Secure Email Certificate

Users can thus authenticate with participating online services, as well as create legally binding signatures on emails or documents (in formats including PDF, Word, Excel). The SuisseID can also creates transparency regarding the certificate holder's corporate affiliations, membership in associations, and professional accreditations.

More information on SuisseID is available at

Founded in 1999, QuoVadis is a Qualified Trust Service Provider (TSP) issuing digital certificates, as well as providing managed PKI, digital signature, and trusted time-stamping services.

In addition to issuing the SuisseID in Switzerland, QuoVadis is active in eID programmes in Holland including the Netherlands PKI Overheid and e-Herkenning with large deployments in the legal and accounting professions. In the UK, QuoVadis is an approved provider of digital certificates for the Government Gateway, including the HMRC SET (Secure Electronic Transfer) programme.