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A digital system of justice is fair

Each Time in Switzerland, a new authorities-IT project around is enough, suspecting many Evil. Too fresh the memories of the debacle of the failure of the Insieme project of the Swiss Federal tax administration. It cost 100 million francs. For nothing. And this is just one example among many.

Evil suspected observers, the announcement by Jacques Bühler on Thursday in Lucerne, Switzerland. Bühler is the Secretary General of the Federal court. Until 2026, said Bühler, to disappear the paper from the Swiss legal system. Offices, authorities, and eventually also private persons, a legal court may be files only in digital Form to enter. There is a need for changes in the law and, above all, of a giant IT system. Some of the questions to be Rolled out here next the IT debacle on us?


is just The question of is entitled. Also in terms of costs, everything remains vague, as in the case of Insieme. Neither Buhler nor Co-project Manager Jens Piesbergen, a Software engineer, wanted to call the Numbers, and certainly not accurate. Somewhere in the low single-digit million range, it means maybe. How much for the conversion of the Canton of dishes cost? Also, it was too early. Depending on the Canton, the estimates range up to 2 or 3 million francs. In General, each IT project: Double applies for the realistic calculation of costs. Well possible that the mandatory final digital file country could cost one day 100 million Swiss francs, or more.

This is where the Parallels to Insieme to hear. In the Latter case, only a few, what could make the new technology is actually more than the previous systems. With the new digital file, but the Swiss justice and, therefore, the democracy is better. For a number of reasons.

The third power, for example, can faster and therefore just work. During the treatment of the Case files remain often for weeks, until they are delivered to the correct parties. Digital files can move at the push of a button from Desk to Desk. Judges and lawyers don't need to roll around more mountains of files to find an important document. You can enter just the right terms in a search field, and press Enter.

no one is going to rebel

digital files of, the judiciary also make it more transparent. You can be submitted from anywhere in the world, and viewed. For many Complainants this is a huge advantage. Also for journalists. You no longer need to travel for access to the files in a particular court by half the country. With the correct permissions, this is done on the touch of a button.

The security in this case is not a killer argument. In contrast to E-Voting, which is currently under fire from security experts and activists, are the sender of the digital files is not anonymous. This makes it easier to protect the System against intruders.

in Short: With the exception of a few judges and lawyers who are on the verge of Retirement, and nothing New to learn, there is no one who should stand against the Success of the IT project of the digital file. Even if it should cost at the end of 200 million Swiss francs.


Created: 16.02.2019, 10:55 PM

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