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Issue no. 233 - 4 May 2002
- EU - eGovernment - Electronic Government
eGovernment: one of the 10 eEurope priorities.
- France - Force that unites protesters
For the past 10 days, the French haven't been able to stop talking about Jean-Marie Le Pen's unexpected success at the polls. Everywhere. At work, at the cafe. And on the internet.
- France - Watchdog Calls for Poll Web Site Freeze
French presidential candidates should freeze interactive parts of their Web sites two days before a final vote in case supporters post messages that could sway undecided voters, an independent commission said. President Jacques Chirac and far-rightist Jean-Marie Le Pen, who will face off on Sunday after the anti-immigration leader's shock success in a first round ballot, should not update their web sites after midnight on Friday, the National Commission for Campaign Control said in a statement.
- UK - City begins smart card e-government plan
Southampton City Council in Southampton, England, will begin a smart card-based e-government scheme this month, allowing citizens to apply for housing and to follow housing repair requests online.
- USA - Federal Trade Commission Runs Web Dragnet
(Government Computer News)
"Surf’s up" is not a phrase most people would associate with scam investigators at the Federal Trade Commission. But surfing is one of the chief pastimes at the FTC Internet Laboratory. Surfing the Web, that is. Commission attorneys and investigators use the lab to track down online-savvy violators of the 87-year-old Federal Trade Commission Act and related laws.
Issue no. 232 - 28 April 2002
- Ausländische E-Government-Strategien und ihre institutionellen Rahmenbedingungen
Studie von Martin Eifert und Jan Ole Püschel im Rahmen der rechtswissenschaftlichen Begleitforschung zum Media@Komm-Projekt, durchgeführt im Auftrag des BMWI, Zwischenbericht (Februar 2002) (Arbeitspapiere des Hans-Bredow-Instituts Nr. 9) (PDF-Datei)
- Consultant's viewpoint on e-government
The drive to deliver government services online is now entering its critical phase. Governments are under increasing pressure not only to reach the ambitious targets for full electronic service delivery (ESD) that most of them have set themselves, but also to ensure that e-government services are effectively taken up by citizens and businesses and thus deliver their full transformational potential.
- Deutschland - Koalitionsfraktionen machen Druck für Informationsfreiheitsgesetz
Bei einem Treffen einer Koalitionsrunde von SPD und B90-Grüne wurde beschlossen, ein "Informationsfreiheitsgesetz, das den Namen auch verdient, noch in dieser Legislaturperiode zu verabschieden", sagte der Bundestagsabgeordnete Jörg Tauss (SPD).
- EU - Company law: expert group launches online consultation on possible reforms
The High Level Group of Company Law Experts set up by the European Commission has launched consultations on possible reforms to company law in Europe. The deadline for comments is 21st June 2002.
- France - Site internet public de l'accès au droit
Le site internet public de l'accès au droit ouvrira le 15 septembre 2002. Il sera accessible à partir de l'adresse http://www.legifrance.gouv.fr. Il comportera les services suivants, tous disponibles gratuitement: des données juridiques (la Constitution; le Journal officiel; les codes, lois et règlements; la jurisprudence du Conseil Constitutionnel, des juridictions administratives et des juridictions judiciaires), des modes de recherche adaptés aux différents usagers du service. En outre, des licences de rediffusion seront consenties sur l'ensemble des données propres au service au coût marginal de mise à disposition des données.
- UK - Britons 'do not want e-government'
A former civil servant has added his voice to recent criticisms of the UK's e-government policy, questioning whether people actually want online services. Business development officer for NextiraOne Ken D'Rosario was scathing about the government's determination to be a world leader in the delivery of electronic services.
- UK - Government on the Web II
(UK National Audit Office)
Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General. The report examines progress in implementing electronic public services delivery via the Internet within UK central government over the last two years. A significant amount of taxpayers’ money is being spent in central and local government in introducing Internet-based services. It finds considerable progress since the previous report in 1999 but weaknesses in information across government on the usage of its web sites, performance indicators to measure progress and methodologies to assess the value added by e-government provision. see also UK - Whitehall failing to meet Blair's website target (Guardian).
Issue no. 231 - 14 April 2002
Issue no. 230 - 7 April 2002
Issue no. 229 - 23 March 2002
- USA - Senate Committee Approves E-Government Bill
The Senate Governmental Affairs Committee today unanimously approved legislation designed to improve the management of federal e-government services. The committee passed the "E-Government Act of 2001" that seeks to make the federal government's online resources more efficient and less costly.
- USA - White House Orders Agencies To Purge Data From Web Sites
The Bush administration has ordered federal agencies to reexamine the availability of information on their Web sites that could be used by terrorists, sparking concerns from some civil liberties advocates who say the move could portend an erosion of government openness online.
Issue no. 228 - 17 March 2002
- Call for Papers - Information Technology and Public Administration
36th Hawai'i International Conference on System Sciences January 6-9, 2003. Call for Papers Minitrack Cluster on: Information Technology and Public Administration, IT-Enabled Management of Government (e-Gov-Management), Policies for IT-enabled Public Administration (e-Policy), IT-Enabled Democracy (e-Democracy), and IT-Enabled Government Services (e-Gov-Services)
- Deutschland - Schily eröffnet Formularserver der Bundesverwaltung
Bundesinnenminster Otto Schily hat auf der CeBIT den Formularserver der Bundesverwaltung online geschaltet. Nunmehr stehen unter www.bund.de die rund 1000 wichtigsten Formulare des Bundes im Netz bereit. Es ist Teil der eGovernment-Initiative BundOnline 2005, für das die Bundesregierung 1,65 Milliarden Euro bereitstellt.
- Deutschland - Verwaltung "rund um die Uhr" erreichbar
Mit der Initiative eGovernment - Rheinland-Pfalz 24 will die öffentliche Verwaltung in Rheinland-Pfalz sich mit einem eigenen Datennetz rund um die Uhr für Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft öffnen.
- UK - Bobbies on the byte
Police officers will be armed with hand-held computers.
Issue no. 227 - 10 March 2002
- Australia - Launch of australia.gov.au
The Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, launched the new single entry point to government information and services - australia.gov.au - created to help all Australians access government information and services from a single location and in an intuitive and easy way. see also Government online a success as Australia moves to new era of eGovernment.
- Deutschland - Informationsfreiheitsgesetz lässt auf sich warten
Das Netzwerk Recherche, der Deutsche Journalisten-Verband (DJV) und die Deutsche Journalisten-Union (DJU) in ver.di fordern in einer gemeinsamen Erklärung die parlamentarische Durchsetzung des immer wieder verschleppten Informationsfreiheitsgesetzes.
- EU - Commission launches secure pan-European platform for eGovernment services
The European Commission has set up a secure communications infrastructure for information exchange among European public administrations. In line with the eEurope initiative(1) this facility, which is financed and managed under the Interchange of Data between Administrations (IDA) programme, will provide a platform for new pan-European eGovernment services to citizens and enterprises by improving co-operation between European public services at all levels of government.
- EU - Second meeting of national experts on public eProcurement
The state of play in public eProcurement in Member States and progress in removing barriers to the use of electronic tools for transnational public procurement were assessed in a workshop on Transborder Public eProcurement held in Brussels on 21 February 2002. This workshop was the second in series managed by the IDA programme.
- USA - Information Access in an Electronic World
Policy panel summary transcript provides a thought-provoking examination of how information policy issues are being reassessed in response to events of September 11. In this transcript, panelists explore questions of access to information on the Web, dissemination of government information, database integration, information sharing across organizational boundaries, and the new emphasis on system and data security.
Issue no. 226 - 3 March 2002
- EU - The Convention and the debate on the future of the European Union on the Internet
With the opening of the Convention, Internet access to all the information concerning the debate on the future of Europe now includes the Convention's website itself, with all the official Convention documents and the Forum website, which will be the repository for all contributions from European and national organisations to the work of the Convention. These two sites are in addition to the existing arrangements, the general debate portal: the Futurum site, which provides access to all public and non-governmental initiatives and the European Parliament's dedicated site on the future of the EU.
- France - E-administration : le défi devient complexe
Michel Sapin, ministre de la fonction publique, a présenté le rapport "données personnelles et administration électronique", commandé dans le cadre de la phase 2 de son plan de modernisation de l'administration. voir: Livre blanc sur l'administration électronique et la protection des données personnelles 26 février 2002 - (Version DOC : 318 Ko - Version PDF : 847 Ko)
- USA - Government rebuilds Net image
The U.S. government got an online facelift as Vice President Dick Cheney unveiled an updated government Web site that encourages citizens to do everything from pay taxes to book campgrounds over the Internet. The redesigned site ropes together 35 million federal Web pages, along with state and local government sites, to provide an array of services and information.
Issue no. 225 - 24 February 2002
Issue no. 224 - 16 February 2002
- Experts Veto ‘Net Elections
Technical hurdles will prevent Internet voting from replacing the voting booth anytime soon, experts say.
Issue no. 223 - 10 February 2002
- UK - Justice at the click of a mouse
From today consumers and small businesses can sue for money owing, get judgment and then send in the bailiffs - all over the internet. see Money Claim Online.
- UK - Online voting fraud warning
Online voting schemes should be tested much more thoroughly before being rolled out for elections in the UK-wide, says a new report from an influential think tank. The findings of the report, drawn up by the Independent Commission on Alternative Voting Methods for the Electoral Reform Society, come as Local Government and Regions Secretary Stephen Byers prepares to announce a series of new schemes to pilot new voting systems.
Issue no. 222 - 2 February 2002
- EU - Public Sector Information - Online consultation
The aim of this consultation is to get the views of all interested parties (industry, data-holders in the public sector, consumers associations etc) on the content of a possible legal instrument for the exploitation of public sector information throughout Europe. You are therefore invited to go through the working document and to send us your comments by Thursday 21 February 2002.
Issue no. 221 - 26 January 2002
- France - Colloque : l´e-administration a encore beaucoup de progrès à faire
L´e-administration sera t-elle en place d´ici 2005 ? Peut-être. En attendant, le colloque sur l´administration électronique au service du citoyen qui s´est tenu du 21 au 22 janvier au Sénat, a montré que nombre de questions restaient encore en suspens. Notamment celle de la protection des données personnelles.
- France - L'administration à l'épreuve du Web
Interview avec Michel Yahiel, de la Commission pour les simplifications administratives.
- UK - 1901 Scottish census records go online
The General Register Office for Scotland is confident it will avoid the problems that beset its English counterpart when it launches the 1901 census online. Origins.net, which is making the census available online, said it had overhauled its software and technology to ensure that it was ready for the influx of visitors to the site.
- UK - First live webcast of parliamentary debate attracts just 3,500 visitors
Parliament was officially "webcast" for the first time, visible to anyone with a Net connection – and it did not crash, unlike the Public Record Office's 1901 census website a fortnight ago. Whereas the 1901 Census site had more than a million visitors per hour, www.parliamentlive.tv had racked up a grand total of 3,500 by the early evening. see also Access all areas (The House Magazine).
Issue no. 220 - 19 January 2002
- Schweiz will Vorreiter beim E-Voting werden
Während in Deutschland im Bereich Online-Wahlen nach wie vor kleine Pilotprojekte angeschoben werden und die großen Visionen rar sind, will sich die Schweiz zum europäischen Vorreiter beim E-Voting aufschwingen: 2010 sollen die Eidgenossen alle Abstimmungen, Wahlen und Unterzeichnungen von Volksinitiativen und Gesetzesreferenden auf elektronischem Wege erledigen können.
Issue no. 219 - 13 January 2002
- EU - EUR-LEX free of charge
As from 1 January 2002, access to and consultation of all official documents available in the EUR-Lex portal, especially to documents published in the OJ, will be free of charge, irrespective of adoption or publication date, or the formats involved. Access to the value-added service, CELEX, with its powerful search facilities, analytical information as well as forthcoming services will continue to be subject to payment either by subscription or on a pay-as-you-view basis.
- Deutschland - Komplettes BGB auch online veröffentlicht
Das Bürgerliche Gesetzbuch ist erstmals seit 40 Jahren wieder komplett vom Bundesjustizministerium veröffentlicht worden. Die Fassung vom 2. Januar 2002 sei im Bundesgesetzblatt sowie im Internet> einzusehen..
- UK - Historic census Web site closes
The UK Public Record Office said said massive demand had forced the closure of the 1901 census Web site for one week.
- UK - Reformers sceptical of online voting
Immediate concern was cast over plans by the leader of the Commons, Robin Cook, to bring in voting on the internet in time for the next election. E-voting: A load of old ballots? (BBC)
- USA - Cybercourts Set for Tech Trials
Legal experts are closely watching the development of the nation's first "cybercourt," which is being created in Michigan to allow tech companies to sue each other over the Internet.
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