Last week, during the Luxembourg Internet Days 2022, Marc Hansen, minister delegate for Digitalisation announced the upcoming launch of a brand new instant messaging service called ‘Luxchat’. Developed and hosted in Luxembourg, the service will initially cater to professional communications within the public sector.
Attended by a large audience of IT experts, Marc Hansen reminded the audience of the importance of data management and processing for a successful digital transformation.
The news was announced on the second day of Luxembourg Internet Days, a key event for IT, OT and ICT professionals of the greater region.
While more than enough communications tools appear to exist already, Luxchat sets itself apart with its proven open-source standard, its redundant and secure infrastructure and the fact that it is made in Luxembourg.
The result of the ministry’s desire to “provide a secure means of communication for professional communications within the public sector,” Luxchat will first be released to government employees “in the coming months” before getting the “open to all” treatment in a later version with the support of LU-CIX ASBL and the chamber of commerce.
Marc Hansen also reminded the attendees of the upcoming e-wallet that the government will soon launch. This wallet will initially include identity cards and driving licences and enable holders to identify themselves without having to carry their physical replicates.
These announcements were made against the backdrop of Luxembourg’s digital development priorities of data security and data sovereignty and the country’s excellent third place in the European eGoverment Benchmark report.