Time-Stamping Authority

Means that part of the Organisation Certification Authority that:
(a) where required, provides an appropriately precise time-stamp in the format required by this Policy;
and
(b) relies on a time source that is:
(i) accurate;
(ii) determined in a manner that is independent of any other part of the Organisation Certification Authority Systems; and
(iii) such that the time of any time-stamp can be verified to be that of the independent time source at the time at which the time-stamp was applied.

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