Information and Communication Technologies for the Public Service

A Small States Focus

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Electronic infrastructure and network functionality are being utilised by governments around the world. The challenge that developing Commonwealth countries face is that many of them still do not have either the advanced industries or the financial means to modernise governments and their service delivery. This book looks at the obstacles facing developing countries and what lessons they can learn from developed countries’ approach towards e-government.

The authors begin by describing the three parallel trends that account for the current circumstances, so that the social, political and technological context of e-government and e-governance in developing countries can be clearly understood. They then review some of the considerations involved for implementing e-governance and e-government. The final chapters give practical examples of working plans for implementing e-government in Barbados, Belize, Cayman Islands, Cyprus, Grenada, Guyana, Mauritius, and Trinidad and Tobago.



Privacy and Information Technology Security: International Trends

The concept of human rights and privacy legislation in our liberal democracies has grown over the past two centuries and most of this came to fruition in the 20th century. Privacy is now understood to be a human right. Individuals have certain expectations regarding how they are dealt with in our society, one of these being the understanding that certain aspects of their lives are sacrosanct and only shared in cases of justifiable legal requirements’. Thomas B. Riley, Security and Privacy: Striking the Balance.


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