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Liechtenstein/ 4.2 Specific policy issues and recent debates  

4.2.11 New technologies and digitalisation in the arts and culture

The state of Liechtenstein is deeply committed to the field of new technologies. The Liechtenstein National Library features workstations with Internet access, young people are trained within the school system in new technologies and the "aha" national support structure provides additional opportunities. Access to new technologies for the general public is a mandate of state and educational policy.

"Liechtenstein's highly developed industry is wide open to the world and could not exist without the widespread use of modern information and communication technologies." Liechtenstein's Prime Minister at the time, Otmar Hasler, emphasised this point in his speech on the occasion of the United Nations World Summit on Information Technology (December 2003), further stressing the significance of these technologies for the economic development of Liechtenstein.

The country's Data Protection Commissioner works with various European data protection committees to protect IT users.


Chapter published: 23-11-2012

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