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Peru creates National Digital Transformation System

12:35 | Lima, Jan. 9.

The Government of Peru has created the National Digital Transformation System (SNTD), which is made up of a set of principles, rules, procedures, techniques, and instruments.

According to Urgency Decree 006-2020, published in El Peruano official gazette, the system is aimed at organizing public administration activities and promoting their use in activities undertaken by companies, civil society, and academia in order to achieve the country's digital transformation goals.

SNTD is also based on the articulation of the different public and private actors in society. 

The system seeks to promote and encourage digital transformation at public entities, private companies, and the society as a whole, as well as strengthen the effective use of digital technologies, networks, and digital services by citizens and people in general.

Likewise, it aims to foster digital innovation, the strengthening of an inclusive digital society, as well as the exercise of digital rights and duties by citizens.

Another important function is to nurture digital economy, competitiveness, productivity and financial inclusion in a digital society.

Finally, the system is expected to improve the access and inclusion of digital technologies in the country as well as build digital confidence, by promoting security, transparency, personal data protection, and ethical management of technologies in a digital environment to promote sustainability, prosperity, and social-economic welfare in the country.

The SNTD's governing body will be the Secretariat of Digital Government — technical-regulatory authority in this field at the national level— which comprises the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, as well as the Ministries of Economy-Finance, Education, Transport-Communications, Justice-Human Rights, Production, and Foreign Affairs.

The secretariat also consists of the National Council for Science and Technological Innovation (Concytec), Digital Government Committees at public entities nationwide, and private sector organizations.

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Published: 1/9/2020
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