NIK hosted EUROSAI IT Working Group

On 10-11 October, an annual meeting of the EUROSAI IT Working Group (EUROSAI ITWG) took place at NIK headquarters. The meeting, held in a hybrid format, was opened by NIK President Marian Banaś and Auditor General of Estonia Janar Holm, who is the Group Chair at the moment. NIK was in charge of the ITWG’s works directly before Estonia.

NIK President addressing participants of the EUROSAI ITWG meeting

Approximately 50 persons from nearly 20 SAIs from the European region and the USA, India, Qatar and Pakistan participated in this year’s meeting of the EUROSAI ITWG. The main topics discussed included: independence in using cloud solutions, security and continuity of the state’s IT systems. Auditors of the public sector have to make sure that the systems used by the state administration are properly designed and maintained and that the data security has become an inseparable element of good governance.

Meeting chairs welcome guests joining the meeting online

Siim Vene, the meeting chair, asks NIK representatives questions

The key speakers at the meeting were Deputy Secretary General from the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications for Estonia Sandra Särav and project manager of the government cloud for Estonia Siim Vene. The meeting participants shared their experiences. The Ukrainian SAI representative talked about the Russian control of data during the war. The NIK experts addressed the issue of the institution’s digitalisation and the tool for analysing audit reports – the CUBE.

Nils Masuch from the Ministry of the Interior of Germany answers questions of the meeting chair

Paweł Banaś, Advisor to NIK President, presents novelties in the CUBE project

During the panel discussion the meeting participants argued how not to cross the thin line between the data protection and the excess of regulations in that area. At the same time, the meeting attendees could admire technological novelties presented by the Estonian SAI delegates.

The event was also an excellent opportunity of the bilateral meeting of NIK President Marian Banaś and Auditor General of Estonia Janar Holm. The two SAI heads exchanged their experiences and challenges related to managing works of the EUROSAI ITWG.

Auditor General of the Sai of Estonia Janar Holm and NIK President Marian Banaś

Memory phot of the meeting participants

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12 October 2023 13:18
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Marta Połczyńska
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16th Meeting of the EUROSAI IT Working Group 10-11 October 2023, logotypes of the SAI of Estonia, NIK and the EUROSAI ITWG, below a picture accompanying the meeting: shiny clouds above the network of icons of individuals signed USER

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