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Ukraine’s Euromaidan revolution in 2014 was a cry from the people to have a “government of the people, by the people, for the people”, so it’s fitting that this Eastern European country is about to become the first in the... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Information Policy
An ongoing, global debate has been swirling for years over whether the future of the internet — the greatest man-made technology of our lifetimes — should be determined by governments or the internet community itself. More succinctly, the central question... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Information Policy
E-government is a strategic priority for Bulgaria, an irreversible process and the only way to achieve effectiveness, transparency, success in the fight against corruption, accountability and control, President Rumen Radev said at a meeting with the management of State e-Government... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Information Policy
Amsterdam, 23rd May 2017 – At its annual Interact conference today, IAB Europe announced that online advertising grew 12.2% in 2016 to €41.8bn establishing itself as the dominant advertising medium in Europe. The AdEx Benchmark study is the definitive guide... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Information Policy
The IDEAT project launched by the Partit Nazzjonalista a few days ago offers a glimpse into how Maltese politics can be transformed through a digital platform which bridges the divide between the citizen and the Party that represents it. IDEAT... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Information Policy
Alphabet Inc.'s YouTube, Facebook Inc. and other internet companies will face stricter content limits in Thailand next month when a law that curbs criticism of the monarchy and government takes effect. The ruling military junta tightened internet controls after Thai... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2017 at Information Policy
The government will implement an integrated and centralized e-government system soon in 2017 to improve budget efficiency, bureaucracy performance and public services, the Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform Minister Asman Abnur stated. Currently, the e-government systems implemented in ministries, institutions, and... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2017 at Information Policy
Mastering and measuring 'big data' – to map poverty from space or use mobile phones to track food security – could boost evidence-based decision-making at local and global levels and drive the implementation of all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2017 at Information Policy
It has been almost a year since internet access was declared a human right, yet infringements continue. Between January and March 2017, internet in two English-speaking regions of Cameroon was cut off for almost 100 days following protests over an... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2017 at Information Policy
In an increasingly digitalized world, democracy has to adapt to a new environment. In order to bridge the gap between citizens and governments, and to promote the citizens’ participation in the democratic process, EU member States have started exploring e-democracy... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2017 at Information Policy
JAIPUR: Rajasthan will develop 3169 smart villages, which will have clean drinking water, roads, sewerage system, Wi-Fi facility, e-library, sports ground, street lights and health facilities. State Minister of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Rajendra Rathore said that 3169 villages... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2017 at Information Policy
The Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Korea held the e-Government Cooperation Forum with Kazakhstan, an e-Government leader in the Middle East, on April 25 (Korean time) in Kazakhstan’s capital, Astana. During the forum, public officials and experts... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2017 at Information Policy
A global study has shown that internet users are increasingly concerned about their online privacy. The 2017 (Centre for International Governance Innovation) Cigi-Ipsos global survey on internet security and trust, released on Monday at the UN Conference on Trade and... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2017 at Information Policy
A Virginia Tech College of Science economics researcher says the popular social media website Facebook -- and its open sharing of information -- is a vital and often a significant tool against government corruption in countries where press freedom is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2017 at Information Policy
Security services in Uzbekistan have for the last few days been ordering the closure of internet and computer gaming cafes across the country in what appears to be an attempt to clamp down on suspected extremist religious activity. One such... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2017 at Information Policy
A new global survey reveals that Internet users are increasingly concerned about their online privacy, and that 49 percent of users polled say lack of trust is their main reason for not shopping online. The survey, conducted by Ipsos and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2017 at Information Policy
India’s internet economy is expected to double to touch $250 billion by 2020. E-commerce and financial services are projected to lead this growth with share of digital payment transactions to become more than double to go up to 30–40% by... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2017 at Information Policy
Once more into the net neutrality breach, friends. In the waning days of the Obama administration, an increasingly activist Federal Communications Commission plunged head-first into regulatory waters that had long been the exclusive domain of non-governmental engineering groups. The FCC... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2017 at Information Policy
This Sunday, Brazilian society celebrates three years of the enactment of the Internet Bill of Rights (Marco Civil da Internet). It is the first ever national law to “establish principles, guarantees, rights and obligations for the use of the Internet”... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2017 at Information Policy
Most citizens might view a streetlamp as just a streetlamp, but to a city planner in a smart city, a light post is an opportunity to build a framework for optimizing city operations such as environment, transportation, and safety and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2017 at Information Policy
One of the fundamental strengths of the internet is its inter-connectivity. But certain regimes, when faced with political dissidents, protests, or even students possibly cheating on their exams, have taken to shutting down internet access. The purpose is to deny... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2017 at Information Policy
The State Agency for eGovernment in Ukraine and Bitcoin mining manufacturer BitFury recently announced a memorandum of interaction and cooperation to create “the first full-scale Blockchain eGovernance program for Ukraine." According to the announcement, the program will begin with a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2017 at Information Policy
Fermat, a decentralized and blockchain-enabled open source project developing the Internet of People (IoP), has announced a new release of its distributed governance system featuring an embedded voting system inspired by that of privacy-focused cryptocurrency Dash, but featuring community-cancelable contracts.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2017 at Information Policy
Dr. Katrin Nyman Metcalf is working as a legal expert on e-governance for the Estonian e-Governance Academy as well as teaching Legal Aspects of e-Governance at Tallinn University of Technology. She has worked in countries across the globe in this... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2017 at Information Policy
by Ryan Keenen Recently, U.S. Congress blocked a set of new rules proposed by the FCC that would further restrict how Internet Service Providers (ISP’s) could share web traffic information. This has sparked public outrage amongst Americans who are afraid... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2017 at Information Policy