National IS strategy in the Czech Republic

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National IS strategy in the Czech Republic

Vladimír Mlynář

Role of the state in IS

 Education  Government as a model user of ICT - e-government services development  Legal definition of the information society  Support to new technologies  International cooperation

The Czech Republic in 2004

 1/3 population ICT literate  Costs of fixed connection high, ADSL development slow  Mobile communications market well developed  Digital divide – towns vs. villages, youth vs.

elderly people  Effective legal framework of the Information Society  E-government applications development – PA Portal

Fixed vs. mobile communications


 Internet for Schools project – 5 students / 1 PC  Priority support to IS-related university programmes  National Programme of Computer Literacy (PPP initiative)  “Home PC” project – tax deductions  Educational Portal  Goal: 50% ICT literate population within two years


 Public Administration Portal (

)  Complete directory of state authorities and self government  100 life events  Information services – laws, EU directives, official journals, regulations, orders, information from national registers  Transaction part – taxes, compulsory notifications/announcements


 Electronic Signatures Act  Free Access to Information Act  Personal Data Protection Act  Draft Act on Electronic Communications  Certain Aspects of Information Society Services Act  Amendments to business regulations to encourage e-commerce

80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 PCs in enterprises Percentage of PCs with Internet access - type of economic activity 2000 2001 2002 Raw materials processing Production and distribution of electricity, gas and water Building Commerce Accommodation Transport, warehousing and communications Financial services Services for enterprises Advertising, cultural and sport activities

Support to New Technologies

 Investment incentives for high-tech investors  Content services support for broadband  The government as a single, major customer technological neutrality –  Tax deductions for households and companies  Equal and transparent competitive environment in the telecommunications market

International cooperation

 EU integration as an opportunity  Initiative to transfer broadband to the reduced VAT rate  Active participation in EU programmes  Structural Funds – infrastructure development  Experience sharing – best practices

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