- Certificates from the Population Information System service has new features - Now you can order a certificate for a dependent and use the service in English
- Important documents available wherever you go – do you already receive electronic post from the authorities?
- Aino Jalonen, Pekka Rehn and Timo Salovaara named Directors of the Digital and Population Data Services Agency
- E-Authorisations make it easier to use pharmacy services on behalf of others
- Director General of the Population Register Centre Janne Viskari appointed digital leader of the year 2019
- Population Register Centre and local register offices will merge to form the Digital and Population Data Services Agency at the beginning of 2020
- The Population Register Centre’s report highlights new solutions for improving the accessibility and coverage of electronic identification
- Ensure yourself a place at the top event on digitalisation: Registration for the Spring Splash Seminar is now open!
- Document acceptance procedures to be simplified in EU countries
- State employees take up skiing: If 100,000 citizens activate electronic messages from the authorities, the authorities promise to ski 10,000 kilometres
Suomi.fi performed very well in a recent European Commission study of digital public services.
Suomi.fi performed very well in the 2018 eGovernment Benchmark report, in which the European Commission surveyed the digital public services available across the region.
In relation to Finland, the report paid particular attention to the Suomi.fi Web Service. In fact, the Suomi.fi Web Service was highlighted as the best example of a user-friendly digital service in Europe. The report praised the Suomi.fi Web Service for the way it organises and presents the services it offers on the basis of every day activities. Both business and individual users are able to easily find the clearly labelled service information according to the report. The Commission's report also commented on the way users can easily access the services they need, their personal details stored in different registers, and their messages all from one central hub.
The report gave examples of digital service portals or similar services from each of the countries included in the study. According to the report, Finland belongs to a group of ten EU countries and Norway which provides high-quality digital services for use in different everyday circumstances. Examples of the important events of daily life examined by the study included moving home, finding or losing a job, starting a business, and studying. Four benchmarks were used to evaluate the digital services of the countries involved. These were ‘user-centricity’ (how easy the services are to use), ‘transparency’ (how much control users have over their data, how clear the information is regarding e.g. governmental operations etc.), ‘cross-border mobility’ (how easily users can access the service from another country), and ‘key enablers’ (the availability of things such as eID, eDocuments, and Authentic Sources).
The European Commission report is available in full online at: https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/egovernment-benchmark-2018-digital-efforts-european-countries-are-visibly-paying