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The Riigikogu passed with 78 votes in favour the Act that changes the procedure for managing the information systems of the Estonian Land Board. The Land Board will transfer the functions related to the field of information and communications technology (ICT) to the Information Technology Centre of the Ministry of the Environment (KEMIT).

The aim of the Act on Amendments to the Land Cadastre Act, the Earth’s Crust Act and the Spatial Data Act (533 SE), initiated by the Government, is to raise the efficiency of ICT management and development and the security of information systems within the area of government of the Ministry of the Environment.

The content services of the Land Board are based on information technology to the extent of 90 per cent. In order that the functioning and development of the information systems of national importance would be ensured, and no legal unclarity would arise in the distribution of official duties and the responsibility between the Land Board and the Information Technology Centre of the Ministry of the Environment, the competence of each authority in the maintenance of information systems needed to be provided as precisely as possible. The consolidation of ICT services under one authority of the area of government, whose function is to develop and manage the information systems of the authorities of the whole area of government of the ministry, will help reduce duplication and the resulting inefficiency in the provision of services.

After the sitting, Santa Claus also visited the members of the Riigikogu, as is the tradition.

Verbatim record of the sitting (in Estonian) 

Photos of the visit of Santa Claus (photos will be uploaded with a delay)

Video recordings of the sittings of the Riigikogu can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/riigikogu
(NB! The recording will be uploaded with a delay.)

Riigikogu Press Service
Eva Vahur
631 6592, 53300619
eva.vahur@riigikogu.ee
Questions: press@riigikogu.ee

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