Updates: 05.03.2021 13:14
Released: 05.03.2021, 13:14
Prague – Birth numbers will be entered in ID cards until the end of 2023. Originally, it should not be in documents issued from next year. This was approved today by the Chamber of Deputies as part of a bill to facilitate the sharing of information between authorities. The draft therefore amends 170 laws. The changes will now be considered by the Senate.
Originally, birth numbers in documents were to be replaced by another number, from which it would not be possible to determine age and sex, from last year. Last year, however, the House approved a two-year postponement of this measure. The government proposed a postponement because the authorities did not manage to prepare for the change. The norm is also to postpone for a year to 1 January 2023 the sharp launch of the electronic collection of laws, which was proposed by Deputy Prime Minister Jan Hamáček (ČSSD).
“Data is to circulate, not people,” Hamáček summed up the meaning of the law. The proposal aims to ensure that citizens do not have to provide the same information to state institutions repeatedly, which is one of the objectives of the law on the right of citizens to digital services.
According to the Ministry of the Interior, the changes are necessary because the current regulations do not in fact allow for a wider sharing of data kept in the various information systems of the authorities. In Czech law, the lists of cases in which data can be used are often closed against common foreign practice. The government has therefore proposed to abolish these lists.
The standard also provides for a system for filing electronic petitions and regulates the establishment and use of data boxes. For example, it will make it possible to record a traffic accident in electronic form if the participants sign it with an electronic signature.
The Chamber of Deputies also incorporated into the law a provision according to which the provision of legal services without authorization would be fined up to one million crowns, in repeated cases up to three million crowns. People posing as lawyers should face a fine of up to 200,000 crowns.