Through FAST, public administrations can streamline their operations by switching their document management systems onto an electronic platform. Documents can be exchanged securely and efficiently in electronic format, between different agencies and different levels of the administration. FAST allows Fully Automated Secure Transactions. The FAST system provides: • Automated, secure document exchange; • Legally recognised acknowledgement of receipt; • Electronic certificates and signatures; • Secure encryption of information; • Traceability (electronic paper trails), timestamping and archiving. FAST streamlines back office processes and makes document exchange easier. It thus lightens the load of administration officials. Authorities are required to exchange notifications on the occasion of marriages, deaths and other life events requiring certification, and are also required to exchange data and information with the Ministry of the Interior concerning local authorities’ decisions. All of this documentation is easily exchangeable through FAST. Furthermore, procedural burdens are reduced for citizens – for example, they will no longer have to ask for a copy of a birth certificate where it is required for a benefit application. By reducing the time required for dealing with administrative demands and the associated costs, FAST thus makes a contribution to improving government efficiency in Europe. By deploying FAST in different administrations across Europe, citizens throughout the European Union can share in these benefits. The main objectives considered for the creation of FAST are: • Authentication: guarantees that the service is only accessible to users with a verified identity. • Authorisation: guarantees that authenticated users can only access services or data matching their role and access rights. • Confidentiality: guarantees that the data exchanged between the person requesting it and the provider cannot be intercepted or accessed by a third non-authorised party. • Integrity: guarantees that data exchanged between the person requesting it and the provider has not been modified or tampered with by a third non-authorised party. • Non-repudiation: guarantees that the sender of the message cannot deny, at a later point in time, that s/he sent it. FASTeTEN project is being demonstrated FAST services in different eGovernment contexts in France, Spain and the United Kingdom. It is possible to transfer FASTeTEN good practices between European countries; FASTeTEN has shown how this can be done, through a programme of workflow analysis that can be applied across different organisations.
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