Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin said on air of Channel 5, Censor.NET reports.
"Let's not become attached to the international partners at the outset. This is very important, but it is Ukraine that needs the e-declaration system first of all, as part of the anti-corruption measures. The same applies to all the reforms implemented for visa-free regime. All these things are definitely vital, but the electronic declaration should work for Ukraine's benefit," Klimkin said.
"But on the other hand, everyone clearly understands that once the system starts operating, it must keep running in a stable way. Otherwise, if the operating software is not perfect, reliable, hackers will be able to get access to the system either accidentally or intentionally, being hired by someone. In this case the system will actually be questionable," the minister stressed.
"Therefore, either it will work almost perfectly, or we need to make efforts for the whole system to be launched at the right time. And I very much hope that it will be kicked off in the coming days, the software will be improved. The National Agency for the Prevention of Corruption (NAPC) and State Service of Special Communication and Information Protection of Ukraine are currently engaged in it and it will be fully operational until the end of the month," Klimkin explained.
As previously reported, the State Service of Special Communications and Information Protection of Ukraine denied the issuance of a certificate of conformity of the integrated information protection system developed for the Unified State Register of declarations of persons authorized to perform functions of the state or local governments. NAPC chief Nataliia Korchak said the e-declaration system would be put in service on Aug. 15 despite its failure to meet necessary data protection requirements.
On Aug. 15, the e-declaration system was put into operation without the above-mentioned certificate of conformity.
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