Sometimes, politicians are like kids – they like to play with gadgets and technological novelties, but their play brings little result. I am convinced that if the digitalization of our country were measured by politicians’ activity in social media, Poland would be among world leaders – writes President of Employers of Poland Andrzej Malinowski in “Rzeczpospolita”.
– Looking at Facebook and Twitter one can find out what politicians think about key issues much quicker than by following officials announcements. We can be happy to have such technologically savvy decision makers. Sadly, this – sometimes careless and mindless – social media activity does not translate to greater engagement in creating better law and facilitating growth on the digital market – assesses Malinowski.
According to the President of Employers of Poland, we should also remember about e-administration – an e-administration that every citizen could use. In his opinion the Ministry of Administration and Digitalization deserves praise in this regard, having addressed the issue of Poles digital skills in recent years, a.o. by conducting the “Equal digital opportunities in Poland” program.
Andrzej Malinowski also reminds that the next EU perspective should include money for the continuation of programs which have proven successful and point out that arbitrary restrictions for digital projects should be avoided.
– Those involved in digitalizing administration indicate that some officials are not particularly eager to conclude the process and enable mass access to digital administration tools. If a case can be solved with a click, what will happen to tons of paper, thousands of rubber stamps, signatures, attachments and with the officials themselves? I am not particularly concerned – long ago the introduction of steam engines was expected to bring about the apocalypse and we can see how that worked out – sums up the President of Employers of Poland.