Poczta Polska helps develop “e-state construction”

Poland’s minister for Digital Affairs Anna Streżyńska and the Minister of Infrastructure and Construction Andrzej Adamczyk have signed an agreement with the Polish postal operator Poczta Polska and Poczta Polska Usługi Cyfrowe (Envelo) for strategic cooperation in the field of state digitisation.

The agreement works on integration of administrative information systems used by Polish citizens with the Envelo postal platform. This is the first agreement of its kind in the world. Poczta Polska is about to become a pillar of the e-state construction.

In a statement, Poczta Polska  said: “Handling official matters in a quicker and more effective way by the citizens and an increase of the efficiency of documents circulation – these are the main benefits deriving from the cooperation of the administration with the national operator Poczta Polska.

“Registered Electronic Delivery (RPE) will play a key role in the new system of information exchange, which, under the European Parliament and the EU Council Regulation No 910/2014 on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the European internal market (eIDAS), has the same rank in terms of legal consequences as a registered letter.”

Anna Streżyńska, the Minister of Digital Affairs, commented: “We see participation of Poczta Polska in the digitalisation of the state much wider – through post office branches and mail-carriers – the ambassadors of digitalisation, who by means of mobile devices can make it easier to gain access to trusted ePUAP profile. We want our conventional paper mail to be delivered to our computers or telephones, without the necessity of its personal reception at the post office branch.”

Poczta Polska said that it will be supporting the initiative in several key areas.

“The Company can provide a simple and safe procedure of identification and authentication of public systems’ users, as well as help reduce the impact of digital exclusion of large number of citizens living in rural areas, relegated or distant from administrative centres,” said Poczta Polska.

”Having those people in mind two types of services will be implemented: hybrid mail (letter sent electronically then printed out and delivered as a traditional, paper form) and procedural mail (enabling safe delivery of documents, such as ID cards, passports or driving licenses).”