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The San Jose City Council is considering a proposal to install over 39,000 “smart streetlights.” A pilot program is already underway. These smart streetlights are not themselves a surveillance technology. But they have ports on top that, in the future,... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Information Policy
By Kal Raustiala Who should control the Internet? That was the question the Obama administration sought to answer last fall, when the U.S. Department of Commerce ended its long-standing contract with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. ICANN... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Information Policy
The global debate on Internet Governance has come a long way since 2005. In the 12 years following the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in Tunis, governments have paid more attention than ever to policies that can promote... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Information Policy
Swiss startup Procivis is set to release a pilot version of its blockchain-powered e-government “app store,” including a digital identity service, by Q4 of 2017. The company is currently in talks with clients in Switzerland, two cantons and a national... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Information Policy
The State e-Government Agency of Bulgaria has officially launched its own website. E-gov.bg is designed to take over the management of state registers and services. One of its structures (the Bulgarian Computer Security Incidents Response Team or CERT) also manages... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Information Policy
Thirty one percent of Romanian internet users gave personal information online in 2016, which is almost half of the EU average, says a study. According to the Perceptum research, in 2016 only 15 percent of the Romanians who used the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2017 at Information Policy
E- government, also known as Electronic Government or Digital Government, is a process of providing services to government customers, employees and other governmental agencies electronically. E-government uses a wide range of networks and mobile computing to transform the government’s operations... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2017 at Information Policy
The Government of Saint Kitts and Nevis, in the Caribbeans will roll out five mobile apps as part of its e-government thrust. The apps will provide information on consumer affairs; crime prevention; information service; government-supported events; and include listings of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2017 at Information Policy
The UAE is among the world’s top countries in using e-government services to drive economic competitiveness and citizen happiness, experts announced today ahead of the World Government Summit. Already the UAE is making strong progress in its information management, ranking... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2017 at Information Policy
On 7 February, millions of people in 120 countries were marking Safer Internet Day. The European Commission and leading digital players have committed to work towards curbing harmful content, conduct and contact in an Alliance to Better Protect Minors Online.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2017 at Information Policy
By Jan Lopatka PRAGUE, Feb 7 (Reuters) - U.S.-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty launched a new 24-hour Russian-language channel on Tuesday to offer Russian speakers living home and abroad a new alternative to government-run media. The channel, Current Time, is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2017 at Information Policy
Procivis, a Switzerland-based startup, has announced that it is going to present its proof of concept for a blockchain-backed e-government platform at today’s Microsoft public sector digitization practice day in Bern. Founded in autumn 2016 by blockchain entrepreneur Daniel Gasteiger,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2017 at Information Policy
Not less than 125 government officers from 85 ministries, departments and agencies in Nigeria are presently participating in the Capacity building programme on e-Government. The programme, which is the 4th In-Country training, organised by Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2017 at Information Policy
Ahead of Data Protection Day on 28 January, the Committee of the Council of Europe´s Data Protection Convention, also known as “Convention 108”, adopted this week Guidelines on Big Data aiming to assist policy makers and organisations processing personal data... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2017 at Information Policy
January 28 is celebrated worldwide on the International Data Protection Day. In October 2016 e-baltic.ORG / Baltic Internet Policy Initiative conducted a study on the topic of Internet governance in Belarus. Among the questions the study was the question of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2017 at Information Policy
Online harassment and cyber bullying are real. And, some groups, such as women, are targeted more than others. Sadly, who you are affects how you are treated by others online, as well as offline. A powerful way to counter online... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2017 at Information Policy
Unlike its counterparts in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), there is evidence of growing progress in the implementation of SA's e-government strategy. This is the sentiment shared by analysts, who say although there is room for improvement, the South African government's use... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2017 at Information Policy
A broader range of activities online has been made easier with 100 government services added to the National Information Network, says a deputy at the Information Technology Organization, Reza Bagheri Asl. The National Information Network was launched in August 2016... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2017 at Information Policy
Electronic signature used in Azerbaijan will be recognized in the EU countries, Christian Rupp, spokesman of the Digital Austria platform in Austria, told the reporters in Baku. At the initiative of the Ministry of Communications and High Technologies (MCHT), Special... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2017 at Information Policy
Ho Chi Minh will expand its e-government services this year, moving up to 50% of services online, the city government has announced. All offices will have to lay out the required procedures for citizen services online, Tran Vĩnh Tuyen, the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2017 at Information Policy
Chinese e-commerce group Alibaba is considering setting up a European logistics center in Bulgaria, the Bulgarian government and Xinhua said on Wednesday. No comment was immediately available from Alibaba. Representatives of Alibaba Group, GS-Solar Company and GoldPoly Group met Bulgarian... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2017 at Information Policy
The European Commission proposed today policy and legal solutions to unleash EU's data economy, as part of its Digital Single Market strategy presented in May 2015. The Commission is addressing this issue because the EU is currently not making the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2017 at Information Policy
The Interactive Advertising Bureau Europe (IAB Europe) is dismayed by the European Commission’s proposal for a new ePrivacy Regulation, the next iteration of the infamous cookie law. “The Commission had the perfect opportunity to prove it’s serious about better and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2017 at Information Policy
The 11th annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) was held from 6th to 9th December, 2016 in Jalisco, Mexico, with the overall theme of “Enabling Inclusive and Sustainable Growth”. The mandate for the IGF is contained in 2005′s Tunis Agenda of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2017 at Information Policy
By Kenneth Chengent Amid the slowing economy and uncertain job market, many Singaporeans have said they are unsure of where to start looking for opportunities in several growth industries. To that end, TODAY has launched an eight-part weekly series that... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2017 at Information Policy