Government interoperability platform
Government decision of the Republic of Armenia N 1093-N of August 31, 2015 establishes the general security, interoperability, and technical requirements for electronic systems used for the provision or operation of electronic information services by state and local government bodies, including relationship to the technical requirements required to connect to these systems by natural and legal persons.
According to the mentioned decree, the technical maintenance of state information system and coordination (including maintenance of the relevant sub-registries) of the functions of the operator were reserved by EKENG CJSC.
Government decision of the Republic of Armenia N 1849-N of December 19, 2019 regulates the transfer of electronically stored and processed personal data by state and local self-government bodies, between these bodies, as well as to RA resident legal entities and investment funds. The decision also regulates the processes of interconnection of databases.
E-governance in the Republic of Armenia
The Armenian government has launched the first e-government initiatives since 2000. In particular, with the financial support of the state budget and international organizations, EU, UN and the World Bank, the Government of the Republic of Armenia was able to implement a number of projects, which served as a good basis for modernizing the management system.
Electronic interoperability and communication between the government and citizens is already a reality. A number of sophisticated and integrated systems have been created to provide connection between citizens, businesses and government, which are summarized at www.e-gov.am. Development of e-Government systems in Armenia takes place very fast, although the use of e-services by the population is not consistent yet.
In terms of technological interoperability, all government agencies are at the same level concerning e-governance and functionality. For the full efficiency and future development of e-governance it is necessary to develop back-office interoperability and to provide common standards for all public services.
For state and local self-government bodies
The data contained in the databases are transferred to state and local government bodies free of charge, in other cases EKENG CJSC, as a system operator, has the right to set a service fee. The application for transferring the requested personal data is submitted to EKENG. After the application approval the relevant contract is signed between the applicant and EKENG.
For legal entities and investment funds
Interconnection to databases of state and local self-government bodies is possible by any resident legal entity or investment fund of RA if a properly completed application for access to such databases is submitted to the operator, approved and the contract is signed with the operator complying with the minimum safety requirements established and applied by the Operator for technical connection based on the general requirements of the Government decision N 1093-N of August 31, 2015.