- BASIS OF THE ASSOCIATION'S CREATION
- ASSOCIATION MANIFESTO
BASIS OF THE CREATION OF THE ASSOCIATION FOR DIGITAL RECEIPT
As we step into the 20th year of the 21st century, society finds itself at a crucial crossroad, interlinking the analog and digital worlds in daily processes. The Association for Digital Receipts ("the Association") emerges to initiate, accelerate, and expand these interlinking processes into general awareness.
Within the relationships arising in business interactions, the Association strives to spread the digitalization of processes and information flows among:
Customers, or users
Providers of payment and logistic solutions
Infrastructure, or user IT elements, like cash and accounting systems, payment terminals, electronic banking, identifiers, etc.
Affected public administration bodies
Identity service providers
Significant professional institutions and associations
On the path to digitalization, the Association intends the gradual establishment and application of recommending or binding standards and procedures to balance the needs and interests of all affected groups of entities. Fundamental requirements and basis are conceptual and technical integrity, security robustness, legal compatibility, principles of sovereign identity, and respecting business and user customs.
Any entities that are commercially, professionally, technically, regulation-wise or for other reasons affected by the goals and activities of the Association can become members.
Manufacturers, merchants, service providers who have an active interest in our Retail 2.0 concept.
Significant professional and expert institutions and associations: Economic Chamber of the Czech Republic, Czech Fintech Association, etc.
Public and state administration institutions: Ministry of the Interior, Ministry for Local Development, Ministry of Industry and Trade, Ministry of Science and Innovation,
Providers of payment and cashier services: for example, Dotykačka ČR s.r.o., Red Eggs s.r.o, Up Czech Republic s.r.o.
Individuals, primarily experts and visionaries
ESTABLISHMENT AND FUNCTIONING OF THE ASSOCIATION
The Association takes the form of a registered association, as defined in provision § 214 and following, Act No. 89/2012 Coll., Civil Code. Membership in the Association is adjusted in several categories according to the level of support and engagement of the member in the Association's activities.
In the first phase, the Association aims to focus on these main areas:
Creation of an Open Standard for digital receipt
The Association will begin the preparation of suitable recommendations and standards fulfilling its objectives, including specifications of recommended methods of storing information in metadata suitable for digitalizing receipts, procedures ensuring the availability and integrity of information, identity models, rules for editing and sharing relevant data, suitable technical protocols and operational measures, etc.
The Association will initiate the change of necessary legislation so that gradually the customer's (payer's) right to a digital receipt emerges, thus creating an obligation for the merchant to provide the customer with relevant information about the transaction, significant related facts, and relationships through digital means.
The Association will create proposals for suitable implementation plans, emphasizing models, based initially on voluntary application of digitalization standards, balanced incentives. The Association will initiate supporting analytical studies and verification practical deployments of intended standards and rules so that concurrently with the legislation, proven and accepted solutions with high potential for smooth adoption are available1.
Sharing of data and information and establishing principles for their protection
The aim of the Association is to share data and information and create practical procedures, methods, good practice examples, and pilot models of standards, including the creation of an ethical code for handling and monetizing data and information. The Association will initiate cooperation with regulators and public administration and create joint working groups between the financial sector and public administration to establish a societal regulatory consensus and new business and consumer conditions reflecting the current needs of all involved parties.
Ensuring the necessary infrastructural and certification elements
Effective functioning of standards and procedures is essential to support with suitable core infrastructural solutions, compatibility certifications, issuing identifiers, etc. Where there will be no adequate and commonly available market-based solution, the Association will strive to ensure such solutions, or certifications, with its own activities.
Education of professional and lay public
The Association will actively spread and promote information to individual entities affected by digitalization through multiple communication channels (e.g. social networks, educational videos, communication on professional platforms, etc.) with regard to the specific target group1.
Members commit to promoting the ideas of the Association's Manifesto and implementing them into their business activities.