Notes from the 4th Internet, Law and Politics Congress.
Chairs: Agustí Cerrillo, Law Professor, UOC
Electronic public services: e-government 2.0 The Regulation of E-Government 2.0
Law goes really behind the speed of times. The problem is that Law, or Administrative Law, faces challenging reality:
.com can fail, but .gov cannot”.
At the legal level, the big challenge of the Web 2.0 is the integration of content produced by third parties in another platform — or your content put in a platform run by a third party.
Some things that e-Gov 2.0 can bring: G2C
- More information
Some things that e-Gov 2.0 can bring: C2G
- Best of feedbacks
- Crest of the wave innovation of early adopters
- Law enforcement by citizens: reports, complaints, etc.
Some things that e-Gov 2.0 can bring: G2G
- Share knowledge, bottom up
Some things that e-Gov 2.0 can bring: C2C
- Participative spaces
Incentives of e-Gov 2.0: motivation, fostering, training. P2P training a successful bet.
The role of Law in e-Gov 2.0 is to bring security to the whole system, and guarantee the citizen’s rights. E.g. not all has to be that transparent, as there are privacy issues concerned.
- Guarantee a contact address
- Compulsory information
- Feedback mecanisms
One of the biggest problems we nowadays have in the Internet is anonymity: who’s liable for some published content? And not only anonymity, but the easy flow of content from one place/platform to another one. This is a threat for the development of the e-Administration. Though some anonymity can be good in some aspects of citizenship.
4th Internet, Law and Politics Congress (2008)
If you need to cite this article in a formal way (i.e. for bibliographical purposes) I dare suggest:
Peña-López, I. (2008) “4th Internet, Law and Politics Congress (IV). Lorenzo Cotino: Electronic public services: e-government 2.0. The Regulation of E-Government 2.0” In ICTlogy,
#57, June 2008. Barcelona: ICTlogy.
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