This paper deals with some questions of electronic communication within public administration in the Czech Republic after enacting of the Act No. 300/2008 Coll., on Electronic Acts and Authorised Conversion of Documents (so-called E-Government Act). This law opened a way to revolutionary changes in the system of delivery services. The new method of delivery services had several objectives. In this article, the authors describe the main instruments of the E-Government Act, such as the data mailboxes, the information system of the data mailboxes, and the authorised conversion of documents. Although the impacts of this new system have been analysed before enacting of the act, the real experience shows several technical and legal problems. The biggest problems are the different interpretation of the word 'document' and the unclear solutions for long-term archiving of data messages. Clear interpretation of certain concepts could be brought by future jurisprudence. Interesting judgments can be expected especially in cases where the addressee claims the inefficiency of delivery.
Financed by the National Centre for Research and Development under grant No. SP/I/1/77065/10 by the strategic scientific research and experimental development program:
SYNAT - “Interdisciplinary System for Interactive Scientific and Scientific-Technical Information”.