News from Prague, via České noviny, is that the Czech Chamber of Deputies has just passed a bill on the establishment of four central data registries from which public administration offices are to draw necessary information as from July 2010. These are
* the register of the population,
* the register of entities (companies and offices),
* the register of territorial identification, addresses and real estate and
* the register of rights and obligations.
The four new registries are to replace the current system of fragmented and often duplicated databases under the control of a variety of ministries and offices. The bill still requires Senate approval, following which it must be signed into force by the President Vaclav Klaus.