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E-government still science fiction?

PR dla Zagranicy
Roberto Galea 24.03.2015 08:31
A report by the Supreme Audit Office (NIK) has found that local government in Poland is still heavily reliant on using paper to record information.
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Only two of the 24 councils surveyed use mostly electronic documents.

“Almost all communes and city councils use a traditional [paper] system to manage documents. Only a few have implemented a system with mainly electronic documents […] Poland still has a lot to do to implement e-administration,” NIK concluded in its report.

NIK also found that few local governments in Poland offer residents sufficient access to ‘e-services,’ with 17 of the 24 councils offering fewer than 20 services online.

In addition, none of the investigated councils provides adequate e-services for the disabled.

In 21 of the councils NIK concluded that there are insufficient measures to protect information, with too many employees being given “admin rights” to software and a lack of protocol concerning data protection.

However NIK noted that Poland has improved in some areas of administration. In an EU-wide ‘e-Government Benchmark’ ranking Poland received 76 percent for online accessibility of public data, placing it twelfth among 28 EU countries. (sl/rg)

Source: PAP

tags: e-government
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