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Chamber of Deputies passes changes in register law

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Prague, April 13 (CTK) – The Chamber of Deputies passed changes to the basic registers law that are to improve electronic communication with the population yesterday.
The government-proposed bill is yet to be reviewed by the Senate.
Now people will be able to demand data from a population register not only in the contact places of the civil service and the Interior Ministry, but also at some local and regional offices.
Thanks to the bill, information will also be used by other entities than the civil service, such as by health services providers, banks and insurance companies.
The novelty also curbs the bureaucratic burden.
“People will no longer have to announce every change in their address or name to any office separately, which will cut their costs,” the report on the bill said.
The population registers will also include the data on foreigners with a long-term residence permit or visas in the Czech Republic.
The data on people will be kept in the register for 15 years after their death instead of the current three.
At present, there are four basic registers: the register of persons, the register of population, the register of territorial identification, addresses and property and the register of rights and duties.

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