The once-only principle needs to be seen in the context of public sector digitalisation. It means that citizens and businesses provide diverse data only once in contact with public administrations, while public administration bodies take actions to internally share and reuse these data – even across borders – always in respect of data protection regulations and other constraints.
The concept of the OOP focuses on reducing administrative burden for individuals and businesses by re-organizing public sector internal processes, instead of making citizens and business users adjust to existing procedures.
TOOP implements multiple sustainable pilots by using a federated IT architecture on a cross-border, pan-European scale. Its aim is to connect registries and e-Government architectures in 21 countries across Europe. The solutions will be based on already existing systems in Member States and Associated Countries.
Businesses will benefit from the solutions developed by TOOP as they will be able to fulfill legal obligations by reduced administrative burden, time- and cost -savings. At the same time, the data that have been provided to public administrations will always remain under full control and consent of the businesses involved, in line with EU data protection legislation.
Administrations will achieve time and cost savings through administrative efficiency and will be able to offer improved service quality to businesses. Thus, administrations will profit from a better-functioning digital single market with increased customer satisfaction and a better image of public authorities.
For more information about the project, visit the official website of www.toop.eu
Ms Anett Schliebner
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