Edvīns Balševics

State Secretary of Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development

Implementation and coordination of the e-Governance is a broad policy area of the Ministry. It includes establishment of one-stop principle for provision of state and local government services and implementation of modern and effective information and communication technologies in the public sector.

In the era of digital transformation, efficient national e-services and public administration data are key to business and innovation development, a competitive advantage at both national and global levels. As important as the development of services, data security and the provision of adequate infrastructure for easy and secure access to services in the digital environment are also important. The secure “digital equipment” of the Latvian citizen includes secure electronic identification eID, eParaksts or electronic signature (eParaksts) and eAdrese – secure electronic delivery provided by the State.