MPs approve establishment of Digital and Information Agency

The lower house of Parliament has approved the establishment of a digital and information agency, which is to take over the management of basic registers from the Interior Ministry.

The state agency, which was approved despite criticism from the opposition, is to connect public administration information systems and ensure cross-departmental sharing of digital services.

According to Deputy Prime Minister for Digitalisation, Ivan Bartoš, the agency will enable effective sharing of information between state organisations and will save on costs.

The proposal to create the Digital and Information Agency will now go to the Senate, which is likely to discuss it in early December.

Author: Ruth Fraňková