Portugal is at the top of the European ranking in terms of the use of information and communication technologies in Justice, according to a study by the Council of Europe.
The report «Dematerialization and use of ICT» of the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ), of the Council of Europe, reveals that Portugal «has a very high level of use of information and communication technologies in Justice», refers in a note published on the Ministry of Justice website.
The distinction is due, according to the tutelage, «to several innovative projects that have been implemented in the areas of registries and courts throughout the national territory».
«CEPEJ recognizes that several applications developed by the Ministry of Justice have made it possible to carry out many common procedures in the lives of citizens and companies in a dematerialized way (birth registration, company formation, house purchase, divorce, single vehicle document)», underlines MJ.
According to Justice, the study of the special emphasis on the creation of several service counters and support services that allow interested parties to carry out different services in one place, with the help of professionals. In CEPEJ’s opinion, this innovation allows cost savings of 20 to 85 percent.
«Due to the use of computer applications, citizens and companies save, annually, around 480 million euros in direct and indirect costs», he assures himself.