The Inter-Parliamentary Union published the Social Media Guidelines for Parliament. Prepared with support from the Global Centre for ICT in Parliament the Guidelines draw on lessons learned by parliaments so far and on good practice in the social media sphere. The objective is to encourage more widespread, more efficient and more effective use of social media by parliaments.
Fecha:Jue, 13/09/2012 - Sáb, 15/09/2012
La Conferencia Mundial de 2012 sobre el Parlamento electrónico está organizada conjuntamente por las Naciones Unidas y la Unión Interparlamentaria, a través del Centro Mundial para las TIC en el Parlamento, y hospedada por la Cámara de Diputados de Italia en Roma.
Fecha:Lun, 10/09/2012 - Sáb, 15/09/2012
The school provided knowledge of the most significant ICT standards emerging for legislation, judiciary, parliamentary and administrative documents. The course provided an understanding of their impact in the different phases of the legislative and administrative process, awareness of the tools based on legal XML standards and their constellations, and the ability to participate in the preparation and use of standard-compliant documents throughout law-making process.
The Reports, prepared by the Global Centre for ICT in Parliament, intend to help legislatures to harness the potential benefits of ICT for their work and establish key goals and priorities for exploiting this valuable resource. While providing evidence of the complexities of e-parliament, the Reports suggest ways to overcome some of the obstacles to the effective use of technology in parliamentary settings.
The streams, available via HouseLive.gov, include videos of proceedings dating back to the start of the 111th Congress. Interested parties can click on “Video” to watch each session. They can also click on “Summary” to view text-only versions of the proceedings. MP3 files are also featured on the page, which notes that Windows Media Player or Silverlight is required to view the videos.
The European Union’s cyber security agency, ENISA held a special event to discuss how Europe’s “digital society” can be kept safe for all citizens.
Source:Senate of the Dutch Parliament
Starting on 13 September 2011, the Senate of the Dutch Parliament will distribute its meeting documents to its 75 Senators by tablet computer. At the start of the first session after the summer recess, the Senators each received an iPad with an application (App) designed especially for the Senate. The Members of the Senate can use this modern communication tool to consult and manage the complete information flow of calendars, legislative bills, parliamentary correspondence and other meeting documents.
El Senado de Italia lanza un servicio en software libre para la conversión de documentos parliamentarios en format "ebook" para dispositivos móviles
Source:Senate of Italy
El Centro Mundial para las TIC en el Parlamento ha sido informado por el Senado de Italia que un servicio en línea para la conversión de documentos electrónicos en formatos "ebook" ha sido lanzado recientemente en el sitio web del Senado con el fin de aumentar el acceso a la información parlamentaria desde dispositivos móviles. El servicio está disponible gratuitamente en http://www.senato.it/ebook.
U.S. Senate Hearing on "Protecting Mobile Privacy: Your Smartphones, Tablets, Cell Phones and Your Privacy"
It was reported last month that mobile communication devices, like the iPhone and Android, are keeping track of consumer's personal locations and saving that information,which can be accessed via computers by a third party. Obtaining and using this collected information is the concern of Sen. Al Franken who has called a hearing on the issue
The United States government is spending millions of dollars developing technology to help pro-democracy activists in the Middle East and China. Washington has begun to open-up about the projects which include a "panic button" that lets protesters wipe their mobile phones if they are arrested.
Smartphones and social networking sites are likely to become the next big target for cyber criminals, according to a security industry report.
The Department of Parliamentary Services has commenced a trial of Apple iPads with middle and senior officers in a bid to test how the devices might reduce parliamentarians' reliance on paper.