X-Road is the data exchange layer for information systems.
It is a technological and organisational environment enabling a secure Internet-based data exchange between information systems. It is the foundation to digital government in countries such as Estonia.
- With digital transformation of government a key aspect of COVID-19 recovery, building a best-practice digital government foundation is essential.
X-Road Data Exchange Layer is a standardised, cohesive, collaborative, interoperable and secure data exchange layer that gives service providers a completely new kind of opportunity of making themselves visible in services directed at citizens, businesses and civil servants. Creating entities that combine many different services and data sources is easy and cost efficient.
X-Road improves the quality of existing services and products, enables new types of service innovations, drives savings in infrastructure, archiving and other costs, standardises data security and privacy protection, and with easy implementation.