Electronic certificates


  • Processing and handling of electronic certificates issued either through Banco de España's or the ESCB’s public key infrastructure (PKI).
  • Handling of electronic certificates of employees representing Banco de España.

Legal basis

  • Performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority pursuant to: (i) Decision of the European Central Bank of 11 January 2013 laying down the framework for a public key infrastructure for the European System of Central Banks (ECB/2013/1) (2013/132/EU) as amended by Decision of the European Central Bank of 11 December 2015 (ECB/2015/46), and (ii) Decision of the European Central Bank ECB/2015/47 of 11 December 2015 on the access and use of SSM electronic applications, systems, platforms and services by the European Central Bank and the national competent authorities of the Single Supervisory Mechanism.
  • Performance of a contract to which the data subject is party.

Categories of data subjects

  • Affiliates
  • Banco de España employees or subcontracted employees
  • ESCB employees or subcontracted employees
  • Individual contact persons/representatives of legal entities

Categories of personal data

  • Identification data: Name, surname, ID number, user code, signature, personal register code, electronic signature
  • Contact data: E-mail
  • Academic and professional data: administrative unit, organization
  • Data of personal characteristics: Date and place of birth
  • Technological data: IP address, logs, etc.

Retention period

Personal data shall be retained for the time necessary to fulfil the purpose for which they were collected and to allocate any liability arising from said purpose and from the processing of the data.

Security measures

Security measures provided for in Annex II of Royal Decree 3/2020, of 8 January, which regulates the National Security Scheme in the field of Electronic Administration.


  • IAM (identification system of the ESCB)
  • Courts of Justice
  • Other competent public authorities

International transfer of data


Data controller

Banco de España (regarding ESCB PKI, Banco de España is joint controller with the rest members of the Eurosystem)

NIF: Q2802472G

Data Protection Officer

Division of Governance and Transparency
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Exercise of rights and complaints

You can check whether it is mandatory for you to provide your personal data, as well as the procedure to exercise your rights, withdraw your consent if applicable and lodge a complaint before the Data Protection Officer or the Spanish Data Protection Agency at our Privacy Policy