Define Arbitrated Digital Signature

Arbitrated Digital Signature

Implementing an arbitrated digital signature invites a third party into the process called a "trusted arbiter." 

The role of the trusted arbiter is usually twofold: first this independent third party verifies the integrity of the signed message or data. 

Second, the trusted arbiter dates, or time-stamps, the document, verifying receipt and the passing on of the signed document to its intended final destination.