The Danish welfare system is one of the best in the world; but as the public sector has developed, case processing has become increasingly complex. In the years to come, Denmark aims at simplifying legislation in order to promote automated digital case processing.
Complexity in legislation hinders digital case processing
Today, citizens and corporations in some areas face rules that are highly complicated. At the same time, professional exercises of discretion are often mandatory in case processing. In combination, this sometimes results in confusion about which guidelines and laws apply. Complex legislation with several exceptions, vague terms or many procedural requirements may prevent an efficient and digital public administration.
Digital-ready legislation can cut red tape
The goal of digital-ready legislation is to cut red tape by simplifying legislation and integrating public case processing and technology. Unnecessary and complex legislation should be simplified and new legislation should be easily understandable and digitally compatible. Future legislation must be drafted in a way that is both easily manageable and enables digital administration. Essentially, the aim of digital-ready legislation is a systematic debureaucratisation of the Danish public sector.
A digital society
Digital-ready legislation aims to ensure an easier every day for citizens, businesses and public employees while improving the effectiveness of the Danish public sector and securing that personal data is handled safely and responsibly. New legislation must support and benefit the citizens of the digital society that is today's Denmark.