E-government documents for Estonia

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PUBLIC INFORMATION ACT
2001
The Act covers State and Local Agencies, legal entities in public law and private entities that are conducting public, duties including educational, health care, social or other public services. Any person may make a request for information, which is registered; the holder of information must respond within five working days. Fees may be waived, if the information is requested for research purposes. Departments and other holders of public information have the duty to maintain websites and post an extensive list of information on the Web. These entities are also required to ensure that the information is not 'outdated, inaccurate or misleading'. In addition, email requests must be treated as official requests for information. Act also covers the issue of the re-use of public sector information.---
INFORMATION SOCIETY SERVICES ACT
2004
It establishes the requirements pertaining to information society service providers, as well as the organisation of supervision and liability in the case of violation of these requirements.---
ELECTRONIC COMMNICATIONS ACT
2004
The Act provides requirements for: publicly available electronic communications networks and -communications services:
- radio-communication
- management of radio frequencies and numbering
- apparatus and State supervision over the compliance with the requirements
DIGITAL SIGNATURE ACT
2000
It gives the digital and handwritten signatures equal legal value and sets an obligation for all public institutions to accept digitally signed documents.---
SYSTEM OD SECURITY MEASURES FOR INFORMATION SYSTEMS
2008
This Regulation establishes the system of security measures for information systems used for processing the data contained in state and local government databases and for information assets related therewith. The system consists of the procedure for the specification of security measures and the description of organisational, physical and IT security measures to protect data. The Regulation does not apply to security of information systems processing state secrets.---
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