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Winter 2016 Issue 56

 

Special Focus |  Policy and Legislation |  e-Government |  e-Commerce |  e-Society |  e-Security |  ICT Development

 


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说明: 说明: 说明: http://www.unpan.org/information/RCOCI%20GovernanceWatch/images/new/dot.gif  GLOBAL: IT Spending to Hit USD 2.7 tln in 2020 - Study

说明: 说明: 说明: http://www.unpan.org/information/RCOCI%20GovernanceWatch/images/new/dot.gif E-Government Global Trends: Integrated Services, Open Data, E-Participation and Digital Technologies

说明: 说明: 说明: http://www.unpan.org/information/RCOCI%20GovernanceWatch/images/new/dot.gif Will the Internet Ever Be as Free as Air?

说明: 说明: 说明: http://www.unpan.org/information/RCOCI%20GovernanceWatch/images/new/dot.gif 37% of IT Pros to Look for New Jobs in 2017

说明: 说明: 说明: http://www.unpan.org/information/RCOCI%20GovernanceWatch/images/new/dot.gif CHINA: Adopting Law on Cybersecurity

说明: 说明: 说明: http://www.unpan.org/information/RCOCI%20GovernanceWatch/images/new/dot.gif INDIA: E-commerce Generates $1.2 Million Revenue in Every 30 Seconds - Study

说明: 说明: 说明: http://www.unpan.org/information/RCOCI%20GovernanceWatch/images/new/dot.gif SOUTH KOREA: Seoul Boasts World’s Fastest Mobile Internet Speed - Survey

说明: 说明: 说明: http://www.unpan.org/information/RCOCI%20GovernanceWatch/images/new/dot.gif AUSTRALIA: Govt Cyber Advisor Shares Concerns over Its Critical Infrastructure

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说明: 说明: 说明: http://www.unpan.org/information/RCOCI%20GovernanceWatch/images/new/dot.gif EUROPE: CROATIA - Regulator Adopts New Wholesale Regulations

说明: 说明: 说明: http://www.unpan.org/information/RCOCI%20GovernanceWatch/images/new/dot.gif SPAIN: Cutting High-speed Broadband Red Tape

说明: 说明: 说明: http://www.unpan.org/information/RCOCI%20GovernanceWatch/images/new/dot.gif NETHERLANDS: Govt Criticises EC 5G Action Plan

说明: 说明: 说明: http://www.unpan.org/information/RCOCI%20GovernanceWatch/images/new/dot.gif SWITZERLAND: Pushing Ahead with Major Telecom Law Reform

说明: 说明: 说明: http://www.unpan.org/information/RCOCI%20GovernanceWatch/images/new/dot.gif LATIN AMERICA: Soros Foundation Sought to Influence Negotiations for Internet Regulation

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说明: 说明: 说明: http://www.unpan.org/information/RCOCI%20GovernanceWatch/images/new/dot.gif China Sets Up Big Data Zone in Inner Mongolia

说明: 说明: 说明: http://www.unpan.org/information/RCOCI%20GovernanceWatch/images/new/dot.gif China Pushing to Build Internet Infrastructure for Belt and Road Initiative Countries

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说明: 说明: 说明: http://www.unpan.org/information/RCOCI%20GovernanceWatch/images/new/dot.gif Jharkhand Govt Inks Pact with Tech Mahindra to Promote IT/ITeS, Startup, Incubation & Skill Development

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说明: 说明: 说明: http://www.unpan.org/information/RCOCI%20GovernanceWatch/images/new/dot.gif The Electronic Face of Authoritarianism: E-Government as a Tool for Gaining Legitimacy in Competitive and Non-Competitive Regimes

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说明: 说明: 说明: http://www.unpan.org/information/RCOCI%20GovernanceWatch/images/new/dot.gif CHINA: On India’s Path to E-Gov

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说明: 说明: 说明: http://www.unpan.org/information/RCOCI%20GovernanceWatch/images/new/dot.gif KAZAKHSTAN: Creating Defense and Aerospace Industry Ministry

说明: 说明: 说明: http://www.unpan.org/information/RCOCI%20GovernanceWatch/images/new/dot.gif TURKMENISTAN: Releasing Data on State Budget Execution

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说明: 说明: 说明: http://www.unpan.org/information/RCOCI%20GovernanceWatch/images/new/dot.gif EUROPE: Companies Feel Unprepared for EU Data Protection Rules

说明: 说明: 说明: http://www.unpan.org/information/RCOCI%20GovernanceWatch/images/new/dot.gif BELARUS: IT Market

说明: 说明: 说明: http://www.unpan.org/information/RCOCI%20GovernanceWatch/images/new/dot.gif GERMANY: Digital Economic Index Continues to Grow

说明: 说明: 说明: http://www.unpan.org/information/RCOCI%20GovernanceWatch/images/new/dot.gif RUSSIA: Mobile Payments: Offered by Many, but Still in Its Infancy

说明: 说明: 说明: http://www.unpan.org/information/RCOCI%20GovernanceWatch/images/new/dot.gif UK: Consumers Favor Privacy Over Convenience

说明: 说明: 说明: http://www.unpan.org/information/RCOCI%20GovernanceWatch/images/new/dot.gif LATIN AMERICA: BRAZIL - E-commerce Market Will Be Worth BRL 56 bln in 2016

说明: 说明: 说明: http://www.unpan.org/information/RCOCI%20GovernanceWatch/images/new/dot.gif NORTH AMERICA: CANADA - Small Company Looks to Scale Big with Cloud Storage

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说明: 说明: 说明: http://www.unpan.org/information/RCOCI%20GovernanceWatch/images/new/dot.gif 4 Digital Transformation Lessons Businesses Can Learn from Creatives

说明: 说明: 说明: http://www.unpan.org/information/RCOCI%20GovernanceWatch/images/new/dot.gif What Donald Trump’s Surprise Election Win Means for Canada’s Tech Sector

说明: 说明: 说明: http://www.unpan.org/information/RCOCI%20GovernanceWatch/images/new/dot.gif CIX Names This Year’s 20 Most Innovative Canadian Tech Companies

说明: 说明: 说明: http://www.unpan.org/information/RCOCI%20GovernanceWatch/images/new/dot.gif U.S.: Commerce Taps Big-data Development Partners

说明: 说明: 说明: http://www.unpan.org/information/RCOCI%20GovernanceWatch/images/new/dot.gif Global Mobile Advertising Revenues Surged to 37 Billion ($49 Billion) in 2015

说明: 说明: 说明: http://www.unpan.org/information/RCOCI%20GovernanceWatch/images/new/dot.gif Big Data and Business Analytics to Hit USD 203 bln by 2020

说明: 说明: 说明: http://www.unpan.org/information/RCOCI%20GovernanceWatch/images/new/dot.gif Internet Shutdowns Cost Countries $2.4 Billion Last Year

说明: 说明: 说明: http://www.unpan.org/information/RCOCI%20GovernanceWatch/images/new/dot.gif Mobile Firms to Put USD 50 Bln on Machine Learning by 2021

说明: 说明: 说明: http://www.unpan.org/information/RCOCI%20GovernanceWatch/images/new/dot.gif World Bank Group, CTIC Dakar Launch Tech Lab to Spur West and Central Africa’s Digital Economy

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说明: 说明: 说明: http://www.unpan.org/information/RCOCI%20GovernanceWatch/images/new/dot.gif China to Launch First E-commerce Satellite in 2017

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说明: 说明: 说明: http://www.unpan.org/information/RCOCI%20GovernanceWatch/images/new/dot.gif JAPAN: Online Esthetic Medical Advertising to Be Tightened

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说明: 说明: 说明: http://www.unpan.org/information/RCOCI%20GovernanceWatch/images/new/dot.gif KT Develops New Cost-Efficient 5G Network Repeater

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说明: 说明: 说明: http://www.unpan.org/information/RCOCI%20GovernanceWatch/images/new/dot.gif Shopee Tapping E-Commerce Explosion in Southeast Asia Mobile E-Commerce Marketplace Says

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说明: 说明: 说明: http://www.unpan.org/information/RCOCI%20GovernanceWatch/images/new/dot.gif India Is Double-Digit Growth Market for Cargo Deliveries

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说明: 说明: 说明: http://www.unpan.org/information/RCOCI%20GovernanceWatch/images/new/dot.gif TURKMENISTAN: Ashgabat Intensifying Int’l Ties in Telecommunications Sphere

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说明: 说明: 说明: http://www.unpan.org/information/RCOCI%20GovernanceWatch/images/new/dot.gif KENYA: Primary Schools to Get 1.2 mln Laptops by December

说明: 说明: 说明: http://www.unpan.org/information/RCOCI%20GovernanceWatch/images/new/dot.gif EUROPE: RUSSIA - Regulator Checks Wi-Fi Hotspot Authorisation

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说明: 说明: 说明: http://www.unpan.org/information/RCOCI%20GovernanceWatch/images/new/dot.gif SWEDEN: Over 1 mln Excluded from Digital Society - Study

说明: 说明: 说明: http://www.unpan.org/information/RCOCI%20GovernanceWatch/images/new/dot.gif LATIN AMERICA: Ericsson Colects 1,200 Tonnes of E-waste

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说明: 说明: 说明: http://www.unpan.org/information/RCOCI%20GovernanceWatch/images/new/dot.gif Canada Lags Behind Other G20 Nations in Fostering Digital Platform Innovation: Accenture

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说明: 说明: 说明: http://www.unpan.org/information/RCOCI%20GovernanceWatch/images/new/dot.gif U.S.: The Power of Data Collection for a Healthy Community

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说明: 说明: 说明: http://www.unpan.org/information/RCOCI%20GovernanceWatch/images/new/dot.gif INDONESIA: Digitizing Tourism Sector to Win Regional Market

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说明: 说明: 说明: http://www.unpan.org/information/RCOCI%20GovernanceWatch/images/new/dot.gif  INDIA: Maharashtra Grants Rs 250 Crores for ‘Smart City’ Aurangabad

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说明: 说明: 说明: http://www.unpan.org/information/RCOCI%20GovernanceWatch/images/new/dot.gif  AZERBAIJAN: “Connecting to Alternative Future” Project Launched at BHOS

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GLOBAL: IT Spending to Hit USD 2.7 tln in 2020 - Study

 

Worldwide IT spending is forecast to reach USD 2.7 trillion in 2020, led by financial services, manufacturing, and healthcare, growing at a CAGR of 3.3 p0ercent for the period, according to the latest report from IDC. Revenues are seen at USD 2.4 trillion in 2016. Among the trends in the forecast is the positive momentum displayed in big industries like financial services and manufacturing, where companies continue to invest in 3rd Platform solutions (cloud, mobility, and big data) as part of their digital transformation efforts.Combined, banking, discrete manufacturing, process manufacturing, and telecommunications, will generate nearly a third of worldwide IT revenues throughout the forecast. Consumer purchases accounted for nearly a quarter of all IT revenues in 2015, thanks to the ongoing smartphone explosion. But consumer spending for PCs, tablets, and smartphones has been weakening, which will have a dampening effect on the IT market overall.

 

Looking ahead, even the moderate growth forecast for the tablet market will be driven by commercial segments rather than consumer tablet sales. Healthcare will remain the fastest growing industry with a five-year CAGR of 5.7 percent. Banking, media, and professional services will also experience solid growth with CAGRs of 4.9 percent and combined revenues of more than USD 475 billion in 2020.In terms of company size, more than 45 percent of all IT spending worldwide will come from very large businesses (more than 1,000 employees) while the small office category (1-9 employees) will provide roughly one quarter of all IT spending throughout the forecast period. Medium (100-499 employees) and large (500-999 employees) business will see the fastest growth in IT spending, each with a CAGR of 4.4 percent.

From http://www.telecompaper.com/ 08/29/2016

 

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E-Government Global Trends: Integrated Services, Open Data, E-Participation and Digital Technologies

 

The 2016 United Nations E-Government Survey reports a positive global trend towards higher levels of e-government development. Countries in all regions are increasingly embracing innovation and utilizing ICTs to deliver services, increase transparency and engage people in decision-making processes.

The E-Government Development Index (EGDI) is based on three components: provision of online services, telecommunication connectivity, and human capacity. According to the 2016 survey, the list of countries leading in E-Government development is ranked as follows:

1. United Kingdom

2. Australia

3. Republic of Korea

4. Singapore

5. Finland

6. Sweden

7. Netherlands

8. New Zealand

9. Denmark

10. France

The report also highlights a number of trends, insights and recommendations in the areas of integrated services, open data, e-participation, digital technologies and bridging the digital divide.

 

Integration through e-government

1. A new trend in e-government is the evolution towards integrated public services through one-stop platforms. Services from various public agencies are bundled together as a single, joined-up service in a one-stop-shop. This makes it easier for people to interact with public administration.

2. According to the 2016 Survey: 90 countries (including over 50 developing countries) provide a link to a one-stop-shop service platform; 105 countries provide advanced search features; 98 countries require digital ID for online or mobile services; and 71 countries provide an online tracking system.

3. E-government can help connect individual systems and government functions, as well as public services, into a coherent system, thus enabling whole-of-government (WoG) service delivery in the economic, social and environmental areas.

4. Governments should aim to deliver integrated services, not only between economic, social and environmental areas but also between various sectors, subsectors and activities.

5. E-government will inevitably help siloed governments integrate. The automated systems used in e-government inherently require a certain level of standardisation, convergence and interconnectivity in order to work. This technological integration may then carry over into better institutional connectedness and integration.

6. Trends show an increasing number of countries with a government-wide CIO institution or equivalent authority body for coordinating national e-government development.

7. E-government serves as an enabler of policy integration. It provides governments with increased insight into complex issues and analysis of a situation or policy, and offers opportunities to re-engineer existing decision-making processes and information flows.

8. However, policy integration presents a major challenge for many countries. Formulating integrated policies requires deep insight into a range of complex issues across economic, social and environmental dimensions.

 

Open government data

1. In an effort to make public institutions more inclusive, effective, accountable and transparent, many governments are opening up their data for public information and scrutiny.

2. Making data available online for free allows the public and various civil society organizations to reuse and remix them for any purpose. This can potentially lead to innovation and new or improved services, new understanding and ideas.

3. In 2016, 128 out of 193 UN Member States provide datasets on government spending in machine readable formats. The use of open government data vary around the world in terms of the number of datasets released, how they are presented, and in the tools provided to increase usage of data.

4. Combining open data with new technologies like Big Data analytics, the Internet of Things, geographic information systems are powerful tools for efficiency gains and anticipatory governance, to focus on prevention rather than reaction.

5. The issue that many governments are tackling today is not whether to open up their data, but how to do so. Challenges include issues related to legal frameworks, policies and principles, data management and protection, identity management and privacy, as well as cyber security.

6. A government-wide vision, collaborative leadership, adequate human resources, appropriate legislation and institutional frameworks as well as clear data governance are essential to open up government data.

7. Strategies such as capacity building programmes, tutorials, open government data guidance tool-kits, data dictionaries, app competitions and data literacy campaigns are essential to empower people to use government data. These tools should be employed to reach out to all people in society, including vulnerable groups. Ensuring access to the Internet and bridging the digital divides is critical.

 

E-participation

1. E-participation is expanding all over the world. With growing access to social media, an increasing number of countries now proactively use networking opportunities to engage with people and evolve towards participatory decision-making. This is done through open data, online consultations and multiple ICT-related channels.

2. While developed countries are among the top 50 performers, many developing countries are making good progress as well. Lower income levels do not hamper posting basic public sector information online and using social networking for engaging with people on a broad range of development-related issues.

3. A growing number of e-participation applications and tools are put in place in various sectors, with the objective of responding to the needs of various communities. This can contribute to new forms of collaborative partnerships between government bodies and people, and reinforces the focus on people’s needs.

4. E-participation depends on strong political commitment, collaborative leadership, vision and appropriate institutional frameworks that ensure structured ways of engaging people. E-participation also requires capacity development and training programmes for government leaders, public officials and for civil society, including digital literacy for vulnerable groups.

 

Online services and digital technologies

1. Countries across the world have made substantial progress in online service delivery. Higher levels of online service tend to be positively correlated with a country’s income level.

2. Digital technologies — the Internet, mobile phones, and all the other tools to collect, store, analyze, and share information digitally — are being increasingly utilized.

3. Governments are increasingly adapting e-government services for the mobile platform, providing public sector field workers access to mobile applications, enabling smart/flexible working and delivering citizen services anytime, anywhere. In all sectors reviewed, mobile apps and SMS services have experienced a large and significant growth.

4. Accessibility and availability of mobile devices support improvements in health, education, agriculture, commerce, finance and social welfare. It can allow regions that leapfrogged into wireless broadband to step up innovation and narrow the digital divide. Overall, ensuring the accessibility and availability of broadband remains an urgent global priority.

5. The use of Geographic Information System (GIS) data and Internet of Things (IoT) hold the potential to transform the way public policy is formulated, implemented and monitored. Their early adoption has shown increased levels of civic participation and enhanced efficiency, transparency and accountability. However, improvements of legal and regulatory frameworks and enhanced cooperation are required at all levels.

6. Bridging the digital divide between countries and people is a key objective of the international community. It requires international cooperation and support. It also requires mobilizing the public and private sectors and societies to develop devices, applications, technologies, and safeguards that can enable and mobilize ICT for addressing poverty, illiteracy, and disease. Progress has to be accompanied by policies to equip people to use online and mobile services, and develop the necessary enabling environment and safeguards.

From http://www.enterpriseinnovation.net/ 10/02/2016

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Will the Internet Ever Be as Free as Air?

 

By most standards, the Internet is a raging success. There are now more than 3 billion users, a figure that's tripled in just 10 years. By 2019, global Internet commerce is expected to total $28 trillion, or one-eighth of all the sales in the world. The Big Connect has brought more prosperity, better health and education, and closer social ties. What it has not brought - despite early predictions - is more global freedom.The annual Freedom House report, "Freedom in the World," has found a "10-year slide" in freedom, as defined by factors in two dozen categories. From 2005 to 2015, some "105 countries have seen a net decline, and only 61 have experienced a net improvement." Last year, the ratings of 72 countries fell - the most since the slide began.The Internet got off on the right foot. A "Galactic Network" is what J.C.R. Licklider of MIT called his concept of interconnected global computers: "Everyone could quickly access data and programs from any site." In 1962, Licklider became the first head of the computer research program at DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, and a decade later ARPANET was up and running, linking government and university research centers.

 

In the 1990s, the Internet made its critical transition, expanding from a network mainly scholarly to a network mainly commercial and personal. President Bill Clinton's advisor, Ira Magaziner, established a credo that has guided U.S. policy for two decades."The first principle," Magaziner wrote, "is that, in general, the Internet is a medium that has tremendous potential for promoting individual freedom and individual empowerment. Therefore, where possible, the individual should be left in control of the way in which he or she uses this medium. We should maximize the opportunity for human freedom."To ensure that happened, Internet governance derived from what was called the "multi-stakeholder model." Groups of users, engineers, businesses, NGOs and governments made decisions - mostly technical - by consensus. In 1994, Mitch Kapor, co-founder of Lotus, the software company that produced the digital spreadsheet revolution, declared, "We are entering an era of communication of the many to the many... [T]he nature of the technology itself has opened up a space of much greater democratic possibility."

 

As it's turned out, "greater democratic possibility" is not universally admired. Authoritarian regimes find their positions of power threatened by the disintermediation of the Internet, just as have previously protected businesses.Challenges to those in authority were much easier to mount on the Internet than through pamphlets, wall posters, on radio and television, or in the streets - and the new online challenges can come from beyond national boundaries. In the early days, despots were blissfully unaware. They've now responded with a vengeance and with coordination.The Green Movement, the uprising in Iran that followed the disrupted elections of 2009, was the authoritarians' wake-up call."The movement," wrote Abbas Miliani of Stanford University, "was widely seen as a new non-violent, non-utopian and populist paradigm of revolution that infused 21st century Internet technology with people street power."

 

Dissidents were suppressed by state violence in the streets, but to prevent the Internet's use by citizens clamoring for freedom and democracy in the future, regimes in Iran, China, Russia and the Middle East took strong steps, learning from each other. As a result, Freedom House reports that Internet freedom has declined for five consecutive years. Specifically, in 2015:

-Content removals increased: Authorities in 42 of the 65 countries assessed required private companies or Internet users to restrict or delete web content dealing with political, religious or social issues, up from 37 the previous year.

-Arrests and intimidation escalated: Authorities in 40 of 65 countries imprisoned people for sharing information concerning politics, religion or society through digital networks.

-Surveillance laws and technologies multiplied: Governments in 14 of 65 countries passed new laws to increase surveillance since June 2014 and many more upgraded their surveillance."

 

But because the Internet is global, these domestic activities are insufficient to suppress freedom. Now, authoritarian states are trying to control global Internet governance.As scholar Christopher Walker wrote: "The focus of such efforts is not merely defending authoritarianism at home, but reshaping the international norms that stigmatize such governance. The Internet has given an urgency to this effort. Behind the smoke screen of 'Internet sovereignty' and 'Internet security,' authoritarian regimes are doggedly working to neutralize democratic discourse and organization in cyberspace. Oppressive governments now routinely seek to apply repressive local standards to platforms such as Facebook, Google, and YouTube, with the aim of constraining the free flow of independent information and quarantining democracy."

 

Freedom on the Internet presents thorny policy issues, even for democratic countries. Nearly every nation, for example, has its own definition of free speech. Before the Internet, countries could bar or censor publications that violated its rules, but the Internet makes communications across borders far easier. Should a nation with tighter controls on speech be able to block speech travelling by Internet from a freer country?The United States excludes speech that is defamatory, obscene or fraudulent, or that advocates the use of force for an imminent lawless action. But Germany's definition prohibits the promotion of Nazism (as well as ridiculing the national anthem), and France has lately been trying to block videos by citizens of police arrests of minorities.In his new book, Free Speech: Ten Principles for a Connected World, Timothy Garton Ash, an Oxford historian, writes that "the internet is...history's largest sewer." Flowing through it are exhortations to terrorism, lies and conspiracy theories, bullying and harassment.

 

According to a Pew survey in 2014, one-fourth of users have encountered physical threats on the Internet. Garton Ash, in a book of nearly 500 pages, struggles to compose a set of guidelines for free speech in an Internet age. It's not easy.In the short term, increased Internet access has led to more attempts at government repression, but, in the long term, there's reason for optimism. While nearly everyone in the U.S. and Europe is online, the proportion in China is only about half and in many Asia and African countries, far less.As the economic and cultural benefits of the Internet reach practically all citizens, it will be difficult - impossible, even - to take that connection away or even limit it. The Internet will become as essential as air. For that reason, physical access should be one of the two goals of global Internet policy for the United States.

 

The second goal is one the U.S. government has championed for the past 20 years: the right to connect as equivalent to the right to assemble and speak freely. Cultural differences in the definition of free speech will be difficult to reconcile, but those differences can't be an excuse for repression. It is encouraging that the United Nations General Assembly this summer passed a non-binding resolution declaring that people should have the same human rights online as they do off-line.But merely declaring rights is not enough. The U.S. and other democracies must use all opportunities to advocate Internet freedom, condemning and undermining attempts to abridge access and speech, including providing training and technology to help people in authoritarian countries navigate around obstacles presented by their governments.

 

What if we fail?

The worry is that the Internet will become fragmented, and its greatest asset, immediate global connectivity, will be sacrificed. And, again, it's not just the authoritarian nations, like China, that are talking about their own internets. The Edward Snowden revelations and other disclosures about the National Security Agency spying on leaders of such countries as Brazil and Germany led to widespread outrage and to calls from some countries to circumvent U.S.-based Internet services -- or, in the case of Chancellor Angela Merkel, to create a separate European Internet.John Perry Barlow, a famous Internet activist of the early days, said in his "Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace" in 1996 that governments "have no moral right to rule us, nor do you possess any methods of enforcement that we have true reason to fear." This kind of optimism seems quaint. In 2005, just 400 million users lived in the developing world; today, there are more than 2.1 billion, and the regimes that run those countries fear the Internet as a threat to their authority, and they're doing something about it.In the end, however, the Internet could still prove Barlow correct - but only if technology's pursuit of freedom receives a big helping of will, moral support, and good policy.James K. Glassman, the founding executive director of the George W. Bush Institute, is a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute's Center for Internet, Communications and Technology Policy. Twitter: @jameskglassman

From http://www.dallasnews.com/ 10/12/2016

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37% of IT Pros to Look for New Jobs in 2017

 

If your IT department isn’t already worried about staff retention, some new stats might change that. A new poll finds 37% of IT pros plan to begin searching for a new employer in 2017, and 26% plan to accept a new job. Many factors are driving people’s desire for a job change, according to Spiceworks’ 2017 Tech Career Outlook. The most frequently cited reasons are: to advance my IT skills (cited by 69%); to get a more competitive salary (64%); to work at a company that makes IT more of a priority (40%); I’m burnt out at my current job (40%); to find a better work-life balance (38%); to get better benefits (401k, healthcare) (33%); to work with a more talented IT team (26%); to get better work-from-home options (24%); to get a better job title (22%).More than half (59%) of respondents believe they’re underpaid, yet only 24% expect a salary increase from their current employer in excess of 5% in 2017, and only 12% expect a promotion. Faith in the hiring climate is another driver: 70% of respondents expect the IT job market to remain favorable in 2017, which is inspiring many IT pros to seek out higher paying jobs with greater potential for advancement.

 

“Many IT professionals believe they’re underpaid and their department is underfunded,” said Peter Tsai, IT analyst at Spiceworks, in a statement. “This is leading many tech professionals to take advantage of the favorable job market expected next year and seek employers that prioritize their IT department, invest in tech talent, and provide adequate resources IT professionals need to be successful." On the flip side, 61% of IT professionals feel appreciated by their current employer, Spiceworks finds. Continuous skills development is a hallmark of IT, and respondents to Spiceworks’ survey have plans in this area, too. When asked which skills IT pros plan to improve in the coming year, IT pros prioritized security/cybersecurity (cited by 62% of respondents), networking (56%), and virtualization (45%) skills. When asked what IT tasks will be the most challenging next year, most IT professionals said getting business leaders to understand the importance of IT priorities and fund critical IT projects. IT pros also expect to face challenges associated with keeping their organization’s data secure, ensuring IT infrastructure is up to date, and upgrading end-of-life software and operating systems on time. Spiceworks makes free IT management software and has built a community of IT pros. Its survey included 476 respondents from North America and EMEA.

From http://www.computerworld.com.au 11/15/2016

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CHINA: Adopting Law on Cybersecurity

 

China's top legislature on Monday adopted a Cybersecurity Law to safeguard sovereignty on cyber space, national security and the rights of citizens. The government will take measures to "monitor, defend and handle cybersecurity risks and threats originating from within the country or overseas sources, protecting key information infrastructure from attack,intrusion, disturbance and damage," the law reads. Efforts will also be made to punish criminal activities online and safeguard the order and security of cyberspace. Individual users and organizations are not allowed to jeopardize security on the Internet or use it to "damage national security, honor and interests," according to the provisions. Online activities that are attempts to overthrow the socialist system, split the nation, undermine national unity, advocate terrorism and extremism are all prohibited, according to the provisions, which also forbade activities including inciting ethnic hatred, discrimination and spreading violence and obscene information online. The law was passed at the bimonthly session of the National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, which concluded Monday, after a third reading.

From http://www.news.cn/ 11/07/2016

 

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INDIA: E-commerce Generates $1.2 Million Revenue in Every 30 Seconds - Study

 

Every 30 seconds, global e-commerce industry generates over $1.2 million revenue with Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter contributing $5,483, $4,504 and $4,308 respectively, says the ASSOCHAM – Deloitte study joint study. Social networks are contributing significantly to the growth of e-commerce business revenue. The maturity of social media and its reach across masses and classes makes it a suitable platform for online sales.“Social media helps e-tailers to build brand awareness by responding to customer queries. Seasonal sales and offers are displayed in social networks to reach maximum number of people. E-tailers have even started to motivate customers with reward points to provide feedback on the product on social networks,” said D S Rawat, Secretary General, ASSOCHAM. Prospective customers also interact with users of the product or service on social networks before making purchase decision.

 

The social media provides a platform for e-tailers to engage with customers for: advertisement, building brand awareness, developing a community of trusted user, spreading Word-of-Mouth and customer feedback. Furthermore, payment gateways help the e-tailers to receive money instantly rather than waiting for the CoD payments, thus reducing chances of theft and fraud. The retailers are slowly moving towards payment gateways for improving security and dealing with other complexities which arise with financial transactions. The banks as well as the e-tailers are offering different offers like cashback and easy Monthly Installment (EMI) to encourage customers for card-based payments.

From http://egov.eletsonline.com 09/20/2015

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SOUTH KOREA: Seoul Boasts World’s Fastest Mobile Internet Speed - Survey

 

Seoul’s mobile Internet speeds are the fastest among seven major cities around the globe. A recent report by U.S. mobile network analyst RootMetrics showed Seoul has a download speed of 74-point-four Mbps(megabits per second) on the wireless network, followed by Madrid with 44-point-six Mbps and Tokyo with 39 Mbps. London came in fourth with 29-point-eight Mbps, trailed by Paris, Dublin and New York. RootMetrics said that with its outstandingly fast Internet speed, Seoul presents a new international standard for network performance. The company obtained the findings after measuring the Internet speed in each of the seven cities. In Seoul, more than 20-thousand tests were conducted from May to June, using Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge Plus smartphone. 

From http://world.kbs.co.kr 08/24/2016

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AUSTRALIA: Govt Cyber Advisor Shares Concerns over Its Critical Infrastructure

 

An expert who advised the prime minister ahead of the government's Cyber Security Strategy has shared his grave concerns about the security of critical infrastructure in Australia. Dr Tobias Feakin, head of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute's International Cyber Policy Centre, was speaking as part of a panel at SINET61 in Sydney this week. "Naming no names," he said, "I've been party to conversations with some very large infrastructure delivery companies where that cyber security discussion is not happening at the board level. "So the drop off point seems to be quite sharp in the critical infrastructure scene in Australia. That concerns me." Feakin was appointed by prime minister Malcolm Turnbull to be part of a panel of experts to advise on the Australian Cyber Security Review in 2014. Though a classified document, the ideas within the review underpin this year's Cyber Security Strategy. No measures to secure critical infrastructure are put forward in the strategy, aside from a mention that the Australian Cyber Security Centre was "improving its links to critical infrastructure providers".Feakin revealed that the panel had had "a conversation" around critical infrastructure protection but said "there's more work to be done".

 

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The expansion of the Internet of Things and the rise of smart cities required a better understanding of where vulnerabilities lay, Feakin said. "I do think we reach a juncture where we're not comprehending what's critical, where those nodes exist, where the interdependencies lie," said Feakin. "With increased roll out of government services online, increased data pools existing, I'm not quite sure we're clear let alone where physical infrastructure is, but where that [digital] part of infrastructure is. We're struggling." A 2014 study from Unisys revealed that 86 per cent of critical infrastructure providers in Australia and New Zealand had suffered a breach that led to the loss of confidential information or disruption of operations. The politics and power plays happening in the APAC region were also a concern, Feakin added. "[Infrastructure] is not being done with cyber security baked in at a level I think is necessary. Especially when you're overlapping that with the kind of strategic change that we're seeing in this region which invariably does play a role in everything we see in the cyber domain. "We see everything going on in the physical world being reflected in the cyber domain." Although it sounded like a "dangerous mix", Feakin said the situation represented a "tremendous opportunity" in Australia for government and industry to collaborate and propose policy in the area.

From http://www.computerworld.com.au 09/16/2016

 

 

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CANADA: Words of Inspiration and Encouragement for Women in IT

 

“Remember a moment when someone in your career or life said something to you that made a difference and pulled you forward,” invited Lori Scarlett, Director of Human Resources at Ingram Micro, speaking to the Women in the IT Channel Recognition luncheon held August 24 at the Weston Golf and Country Club in Toronto.Aligned with the event theme of “Pay it Forward,” Lori then asked us to think about doing the same to make a positive impact for someone else.Sharing a model, called “Touchpoints” — she offered a simple and quick framework to guide us in how to share an encouraging word or a positive challenge in a way that will help propel someone else forward. Simply asking “How can I help you?” is the first step. In my experience, acknowledging a person’s strengths or qualities, as well as their work and tasks, can also go a long way to providing encouragement.Those words of encouragement of believing in someone else’s capabilities is a gift to others — especially to women in an industry where we represent only about 25 per cent of the total. And those moments of encouragement are also business critical, according to Marcus Buckingham of Gallup, who studied 80,000 managers in over 400 companies to identify the factors for  creating a strong workforce linked to strong business results. He advises leaders to “…do everything you can to help each person cultivate his talents. Help each person become more of who he already is.”  I suggest each of us has the opportunity to be such a leader.

 

unspecifiedCertainly, the Women in the IT Channel honorees provided tangible examples of leaders who are “paying it forward” both in their contributions to particular causes as well as their leadership in the IT/Tech sector. Grace Martins, General Manager at QRX technologies is involved with SNAPSO: Special Needs Adult Program Services Organization, while Lynda Partner, Vice President, Marketing at Pythian runs a not-for-profit, called Face-2-Face that captures and shares video-based stories of ordinary Canadians.Another inspiring honoree, Heather Schaan, Vice-President & General Manager helped establish and grow Microserve’s post-secondary scholarship and bursary funds at BCIT (British Columbia Institute of Technology), University of Victoria and the University of Alberta. And Norma Tidd, PC Parts Now Inc. Founder, is a longstanding organizer of the Canadian Computer Charity Golf Classic, raising more than $5.8 million for Easter Seals and the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre Foundation — and there’s still time to get in on this year’s tournament on September 8.There were plenty of inspiring moments to reflect on at the Women in IT Channel luncheon. Putting inspiration into action, today I took the lead to encourage a young woman who is a software developer to take her next steps toward a leadership role. Who will you encourage with your leadership today?

From http://www.itbusiness.ca/ 08/29/2016

 

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U.S.: 5 Myths of Managed Services

 

Heightened cybersecurity risks and growing complexities in technology have led to increased use of managed services providers (MSPs). Many in-house IT teams are seeing the value of investing in and relying on MSPs that can help them offload certain tasks while cutting costs for their organizations. However, some technology officers are still skittish about handing the keys over to someone else.Much of that resistance is driven by some myths about MSPs. Let's break down a few of the most common ones to help underscore why an MSP might be one of the best IT investments you can make.

 

Myth 1: All IT services are the same

Only fix something if it's broken, right? Well, yes, but it's better if it never breaks at all.There are two types of MSPs: "break/fix" companies, and value-based managed services. The break/fix approach is exactly what it sounds like: You pay for IT support only when something breaks and needs to be fixed. Such providers are entirely reactive, so there's no financial incentive for them to stop a problem before it starts or make the platform as strong as possible for the future.Value-based managed services are a completely different approach. Instead of reacting to problems after they happen, such providers actively work to prevent them from happening in the first place. The approach combines the expertise of security specialists and ethical hackers to find vulnerabilities so the providers can continuously improve — and keep the servers running.And in the category of value-based managed services, vendor-managed service combines the best of both worlds. This is when the vendor that built the product also manages it. It's a big advantage because the developers who created the product might only be a short walk down the hall from the team that is managing it for clients — which means that any issues are handled quickly.

 

Myth 2: The data isn't secure

Yes, it is! And I'll prove it to you with one word: FedRAMP.

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program is like the Federal Information Security Management Act on steroids. It's much more rigorous than setting up security measures according to specifications and documenting them.Let me ask you a question: When is the last time you scanned for vulnerabilities on your server? And when you scanned for those vulnerabilities, how long did it take to fix them? And did you write up a plan of action and milestones (POAM)?If you're like most agencies, your last scan was probably awhile ago, and your POAM is still only half-finished. Under FedRAMP, any certified service provider is required to run such scans every month and provide a POAM that a third-party authority can audit. That means MSPs can catch and take action on new security threats quickly. And with the hundreds of thousands of malware hacks launched each month -- some of which are sophisticated enough to have their own help desks -- that capability is increasingly important.

 

Myth 3: You don't save money with MSPs

In reality, you do because MSPs have economies of scale in their favor. That means you get access to a multibillion-dollar infrastructure for a fraction of the cost.

Part of that cost covers:

- Accreditation. Each government asset requires accreditation. The cost of setting up the software with a data center or cloud and then running through an accreditation process can run over $100,000 and take more than six months to complete. An MSP, however, can be up and running with an interim or full authority to operate within a month.

Training. Maintaining the cloud and platform layers requires specialized training, which costs substantial time and financial investment. A proper MSP manages those layers, allowing the customer's IT staff to focus on core competencies and the mission.

- Build time. A non-trivial amount of time is required to design, architect, build, secure and test an enterprise-level solution. An MSP has the infrastructure and the dedicated personnel to help design and continuously improve that solution.

- Staying current. Technology advances quickly, and most on-premises consumers pay for maintenance and software upgrades but don't install them. That leads to unfixed bugs, mismatched software versions and wasted money. On top of that, as solutions grow, the hardware might also need to be upgraded. MSPs handle all of that.

 

Myth 4: We can do the same thing in-house

This might be somewhat true, but it's expensive. You need a dedicated staff that can architect, create and maintain the system infrastructure; actively perform load testing, code scanning, vulnerability scanning and penetration testing; and constantly update software. You also need to set aside extra time and money for accreditation, training, software and hardware upgrades, and compliance.That's a lot of work. And even so, full-time employees might not be skilled in specific IT areas, and/or they might be spread too thin with other duties (e.g., strategy and people management) to keep up with relevant trends.MSPs stay on top of technology or they fail as a business. They need to provide top-of-the-line 24/7 support because their reputations and livelihoods depend on it.

 

Myth 5: I don't need an IT team if I have an MSP

Some people think that once they do the hand-off to an MSP, their jobs are done. This couldn't be further from the truth. The teams still need to work together, but the job has just gotten simpler and better defined.A proper MSP should enhance the customer's IT team, not replace it. It should allow the agency's employees to focus solely on their mission rather than on infrastructure and software platforms. Basically, the MSP handles all the boring stuff so the agency can handle the rest.

From https://fcw.com/ 09/23/2016

 

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EUROPE: CROATIA - Regulator Adopts New Wholesale Regulations

 

The Croatian Regulatory Authority for Network Industries (Hakom) has approved new decisions on wholesale regulation. This includes fixed and mobile termination and wholesale broadband access regulations. The decisions will enter into force on 1 January 2017 or 1 July 2017, depending on the decision. All decisions were previously submitted to the European Commission (EC), which had no objections.

From http://www.telecompaper.com/ 09/19/2016

 

 

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SPAIN: Cutting High-speed Broadband Red Tape

 

Spain’s industry ministry has announced that EU directive 2014/61/EU on measures to reduce the cost of deploying high-speed electronic communications networks has been transposed into the country’s legislation. Operators laying out high-speed broadband networks will now find it easier to access physical infrastructure such as ducts, poles or masts belonging to energy and other utilities, as well as roads and railway lines. Measures will also be taken to coordinate civil works more efficiently to avoid having to reopen street ducts when installing fibre-optic networks. The permit-granting procedure will also be simpler and more transparent with a view to making broadband rollout cheaper and faster.Spain’s telecommunications minister Victor Calvo-Sotelo recently announced that the country has Europe’s largest fibre to the home (FTTH) network, with some 22.5 million installed accesses, compared to just 1.6 million in 2012, while 4G technology is now available in 90 percent of the country.

From http://www.telecompaper.com/ 09/09/2016

 

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NETHERLANDS: Govt Criticises EC 5G Action Plan

 

The Dutch government supports the European Commission's recently presented goals for broadband by 2025, but has questioned whether they're achievable. A letter from the Foreign Affairs Ministry on the proposals said that it sees the important contribution telecom infrastructure makes to economic growth, but the aim for 100 Mbps throughout the EU may be to ambitious. In the Netherlands, 18 Mbps is already the average and that appears sufficient for the moment. It's also concerned about the 5G action plan presented, saying the EU should not try and prescribe too much before the 5G standards are set or seeing what the latest developments in 4G can do. The Commission should not promote 5G over other technologies, which could limit businesses choice in technology, the letter said. The Dutch government is also against the plans to subsidise local Wi-Fi networks, for which the EC has proposed a budget of EUR 120 million. This could create problems for commercial networks and slow investment in next-generation mobile services. The Dutch expect other countries also will be critical of the Wi-Fi plan. Overall, the government said it was positive that the EC's goals are not binding.

From http://www.telecompaper.com/ 11/11/2016

 

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SWITZERLAND: Pushing Ahead with Major Telecom Law Reform

 

Switzerland's Federal Council has approved plans for a major reform of the Telecommunications Act, including measures such as imposing net neutrality and forcing dominant operators to open up fibre networks to competition. Following a public consultation that received 151 responses, the Council said it asked the federal communications department (UVEK) to develop the new legislation by September 2016. Proposals include increased consumer protection in areas like unsolicited marketing and measures to block online child pornography. In addition, Switzerland plans to develop its own net neutrality principles, further lower roaming charges and introduce the power to require dominant operators to open their networks to other providers. At the same time, the government wants to reduce the administrative burden for telecom providers, relax the rules on spectrum usage and improve access to buildings for network infrastructure. Norms will also be developed for domain names, emergency calls and communications during extraordinary situations. Swisscom issued a statement saying it was largely against most of the proposed measures. The incumbent operator said it was "sceptical" about the idea of extending network access regulations to new technologies and revising the Telecommunications Act. Roaming prices have been "radically reduced" already, and the issues of network neutrality and the protection of consumers and minors have been addressed through self-regulation, the operator said. The access regulation would only be justified to stimulate increased investment, Swisscom said. However, Switzerland already has an extensive fibre infrastructure, thanks to investments by telecom, cable and utility providers, and they "have no immediate plans" to stop investing, the company said, noting that "no other OECD country invests as much per inhabitant in infrastructure as Switzerland."

From http://www.telecompaper.com/ 09/26/2016

 

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LATIN AMERICA: Soros Foundation Sought to Influence Negotiations for Internet Regulation

 

An organization funded by George Soros, a proponent of net neutrality, attempted to buy its way into negotiations that would impact Internet regulation, a leaked document shows.With net regulation as its main concern, the leftist billionaire’s Open Society Foundations funneled $66,290 to a nonprofit with the goal of influencing the positions of Latin American governments in negotiating the Transpacific Partnership Agreement (TTP).The leaked document reveals the Soros organization under the project title “Promotion of Human Rights Standards in Latin American Internet Regulation” provided the funds in 2013 to ONG Derechos Digitales, a nonprofit based in Chile focused on public interest and technology.In the “Objectives and Goals” section, the memo, referring to the TTP as the TTPA, states:“Advocate for the protection of human rights standards in the Transpacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA): provide technical assistance to negotiators of Latin American countries (Chile, Peru, and Mexico) of the TPPA; raise awareness about the TPPA in the Spanish-speaking countries.The listed indicators that would prove the success of the grant includes ‘protection of human rights standards in the TPPA; increased capacity of civil society in Latin America to influence internet regulation; a stronger network and better collaboration of civil society working on digital rights in Latin America.’ ”The leaked memo makes clear the Open Society Foundations sought to “influence legislation” in Latin American countries to ensure “compliance with the Inter-American Convention on Human Rights.”

 

The memo states:

“Over the past few years, the governments in Latin America have started to regulate the online environment, mainly driven by the need to implement trade agreements. That said, this “regulation trend” is set to further accelerate in the coming years as the internet penetration rate is predicted to jump over 50%. This presents a good opportunity for civil society to help set standards and influence legislation in compliance with the Inter-American Convention on Human Rights.”According to a Breitbart report, the Inter-American Convention on Human Rights is pushing for a system of “universal human rights and rules, and it tasks governments with altering their own domestic laws to align with those of the Convention, including rules pertaining to property rights and the judicial system.” Twenty-three Central and South American countries are currently members.White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters Obama would push for the TPP to be passed before he leaves office in January. Earnest said the president would make the case for the treaty during a speech in Laos on Sept. 6.“The president is going to make a strong case that we have made progress and there is a path for us to get this done before the president leaves office,” Earnest said.Soros has expressed “tepid” support for the TPP. Writing last year in the New York Review of Books, the billionaire called the TPP “an excellent opportunity for a two-pronged strategy” to forge a partnership with China if the treaty could be amended not to exclude China.  Soros opposed Obama’s request to fast-track the TPP past Congress, instead advocating for the treaty to be altered to help forge a strategic partnership with China.

From http://www.worldtribune.com/ 09/07/2016

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Experts Say U.S. Election Result Will Not Change Washington's Intervention Policy Toward LatAm

 

Electoral rhetoric has shown that Washington is not likely to change its interventionist attitude toward Latin America after the Nov. 8 presidential elections, Venezuelan analysts have said."Historically, the U.S. elections do not have much importance in terms of Latin America. Democratic and Republican presidents alike have maintained an interventionist attitude in the region," said Sergio Rodriguez, former director of international relations for the Venezuelan presidency, in an interview with Xinhua.Rodriguez called both Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her Republican rival Donald Trump's campaigns mediocre for putting personal attacks above policy proposals.Emiro Romero Navas, a Venezuelan political campaign expert, observed that the United States would maintain its "hegemonic policy of imposition" on Latin America through economic agreements."The co-existence between Latin America and the United States is defined by Washington. The major topics of these economic agreements are determined based on the interests of corporations and economic groups which run the global economy," Navas told Xinhua.For both analysts, whoever wins the White House will have little impact on its current policies toward Latin America.

 

However, they highlighted that international media are exploiting Trump's anti-immigration rhetoric and anti-free trade stance.For Rodriguez, "Trump is threatening to do what the Democrats have already done," pointing to the "numerous aggressions" carried out against Latin American countries.He added that when Clinton was secretary of state from 2009 to 2013, the cabinet legitimized a parliamentary coup against Paraguay's former President Fernando Lugo in 2012."In her role as secretary of state, she directly participated in all sorts of aggressive campaigns against Latin American countries," Rodriguez said.Meanwhile, Navas said that these "attempts at parliamentary coups" threaten the legitimacy of certain countries.In terms of Clinton distancing herself from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), one of the most contested policy aims of President Barack Obama, both analysts commented she was only showing "an image of distance" and seeking to gain credibility among left-leaning voters.

From http://news.xinhuanet.com/ 10/27/2016

 

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NORTH AMERICA: U.S. - Obama Issues Plan to Give Feds 1.6 Percent Pay Raise in 2017

 

President Obama issued an alternative pay plan Wednesday, giving civilian federal employees a 1.6 percent raise in 2017.The total figure includes a 1 percent base increase, and a 0.6 percent locality pay bump, matching the amount the president requested in his fiscal 2017 budget proposal. Obama issued a separate plan providing a 1.6 percent boost in monthly basic pay rates for military service members.Obama said he would make a decision by Nov. 30 regarding a locality pay plan. Locality pay rates vary by area.The president just met his Aug. 31 deadline to formally announce his pay raise proposal for federal employees for the upcoming year. If the president fails to inform Congress of his alternative pay plan for feds by Aug. 31 each year, then the increase mandated by the 1990 Federal Employees Pay Comparability Act kicks in. Under FEPCA, the raise is determined by the change in the Employment Cost Index minus 0.5 percent. For 2017, that would have been around 2.1 percent.Presidents, however, largely have ignored the FEPCA formula in their federal pay raise proposals, preferring to offer their own figure, which is allowed under the law.

 

Congress created FEPCA, which provides an annual across-the-board salary boost and a locality pay adjustment for General Schedule employees, to close the public and private sector pay gap.Feds received a 1.3 percent pay boost for 2016, which included locality pay adjustments. Obama has received criticism from federal employee advocates for giving historically low across-the-board raises to base pay in recent years -- following three years of no raises at all during the pay freeze -- and the locality pay areas and definitions announced at the end of last year provided the administration with a different avenue for increasing feds’ compensation.Tony Reardon, president of the National Treasury Employees Union, said the 1.6 percent figure was “far too low” given the pay freeze and “meager” raises over the last few years. “We continue to highlight the impact on federal workers of low pay increases and the impact on federal agencies’ ability to recruit and retain the skilled workforce our nation needs,” Reardon said in a statement.American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. also was unimpressed with the 1.6 recommended raise. “President Obama acted because Congress has not. AFGE reiterates our call for Congress to pass a 5.3 percent pay raise in 2017 that will make up for years of neglect and begin to close the widening gap between employees in the federal and private sectors,” said Cox.

 

Obama said his pay raise recommendation for civilian federal workers “will not materially affect our ability to attract and retain a well-qualified federal workforce.”Congress has the final say on any pay raise. Lawmakers could upend the president’s 1.6 percent recommendation and the FEPCA formula this fall by coming up with their own pay raise proposals for federal civilian employees, but it’s not likely at this point. Earlier this summer, the House passed the fiscal 2017 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, allowing for a pay raise for federal workers next year. For the last several years, federal workers have ended up with the pay raise the president recommended.Lawmakers in both chambers have introduced legislation that would give federal employees a 5.3 percent pay hike across-the-board in 2017, but those bills are not likely to gain any traction when Congress returns to a busy fall after summer recess. The fiscal year ends on Sept. 30, and Congress has yet to agree on any fiscal 2017 spending bills.If Congress doesn't intervene, Obama's 1.6 percent recommendation will take effect on Jan. 1, 2017.

From http://www.govexec.com/ 08/31/2016

 

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Cyber Guidelines Are 'Required Reading' for Transition Teams

 

A forthcoming set of guidelines on cyberthreat information sharing between the private sector and the government will be required reading for presidential transition teams, according to a top White House adviser."This is an incredibly important project," said Michael Daniel, White House cybersecurity coordinator, in reference to a 2015 executive order that urges companies to form sector-specific information sharing and analysis organizations.At a Sept. 1 meeting, Daniel said ISAOs are a fundamental component of President Barack Obama's national cyber defense strategy and should operate alongside the more formalized information sharing and analysis centers (ISACs) for critical infrastructure industries.The Department of Homeland Security convened the ISAO Standards Organization to develop voluntary guidelines for sharing cyberthreat information between the private sector and government. The group plans to release an initial set of guidelines at the end of the month, with more detailed guidance tentatively slated for release in the second quarter of 2017.

 

Those guidelines will help the next administration and Congress with some of the "nuts and bolts of what government needs to do," Daniel said."We knew that the ISAC model wouldn't work for everyone," he said, adding that ISAOs will help expand information sharing among other non-critical infrastructure companies and organizations.Greg White, executive director of the ISAO Standards Organization, said almost any group of companies can form an ISAO as long as they have similar concerns about cybersecurity, especially as the internet of things spreads threat vectors exponentially in the coming years.Similar businesses facing similar sets of threats could band together to share information, as could local or regional governments, local small manufacturers and small companies. The forthcoming guidelines will explain how to organize ISAOs, what kind of information they could share and how.White said state election organizations "should absolutely be an ISAO," given recent attempts by hackers to access state voter data.

 

ISAOs' reporting obligations to DHS differ from those of ISACs. Organizations that have balked at being designated as critical infrastructure can use the ISAO structure to share information without the same stringent federal requirements.The first ISAOs are beginning to emerge. Michael Echols, executive director of the International Association of Certified ISAOs, told FCW that his association has signed up several groups in the past few months. IACI launched in late July to offer experienced help with ISAO operations, and Echols said he left his position as director of DHS' Cyber Program Management Office in early August to join the association.IACI is not part of the ISAO Standards Organization but is complementary to its efforts, he said. It currently represents seven ISAOs but expects to have 20 in a year, he added.

From https://fcw.com/ 09/01/2016

 

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Women in Tech - Los Angeles’ Strategy

 

CIO Ted Ross outlines the importance of a technology workforce that looks like the community it serves.Information technology jobs with the city of Los Angeles are in high demand, and for good reason. According to CIO Ted Ross, 9 percent of city jobs are in IT, yet they account for 17 percent of wages. As far as the people who hold those jobs, however, they are four times more likely to be men than women. It's a stat likely repeated in many IT shops across the country.In Los Angeles, officials have taken a number of steps to encourage more diversity in tech. Internal development efforts include a training program centered around key leadership skills like communication and negotiation. We caught up with Ross at the Los Angeles Digital Government Summit, where he outlined some of the other elements of the city's strategy.

From http://www.govtech.com/ 09/09/2016

 

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Pentagon Advisory Board Rolls Out Innovation Plan

 

The Pentagon's Defense Innovation Advisory Board said there is no shortage of ideas and innovation in the military, but what is lacking is the means to share and build on innovative ideas.The board, which was created by Secretary of Defense Ash Carter in March, held its first public hearing to announce its interim findings and recommendations. Members include astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, Instagram Chief Operating Officer Marne Levine, Alphabet Chairman Eric Schmidt and Code for America founder Jennifer Pahlka.Since its inception, the board has conducted a number of fact-finding trips to military facilities, bases and commands, including Nellis Air Force Base, Fort Bragg and Special Operations Command.They have been speaking with top commanders across the services and trying to meet with ground-level troops and operators in what they describe as the "user research phase" of the board's process.The board's first recommendation is that the Defense Department create a chief innovation officer position, according to board member, former Obama administration adviser and Harvard Law School Professor Cass Sunstein. That person would focus on sharing innovation activities and ideas across DOD and would create a defense innovation network to facilitate the cataloging, sharing and distribution of ideas.

 

The next recommendation is to focus on incentives to recruit the best cyber talent."In the tech community, we are blessed with an extraordinary pool of talent, but even we cannot meet all of the demands of technical expertise," Levine said. She added that tech companies are competing with one another across a global market of talent, and they have resources the federal government does not.Levine said there should be a "digital ROTC" that offers tuition payment for those who want to pursue technology positions in the military. Students in those programs would focus on cyber operations and cyber defense.She added that the military also needs to focus on retaining talent by making specialization both possible and attractive. She said the current system has the wrong incentives by emphasizing promotion rather than specialization.In the coming months, she said the board should explore whether and how to create a science, technology, engineering and mathematics path at DOD.

 

Google Vice President Milo Medin said DOD needs to focus on protecting weapons systems from infiltration. Most systems are tested and certified before they come online, but ongoing testing using automated tools is needed. He added that Cyber Command and the National Security Agency should be directed to help perform ongoing analysis of the systems’ security.Retired Adm. William McRaven, former commander of Special Operations Command, said there is a stark difference between innovation in Special Forces and other military units. There are more layers of bureaucracy in conventional forces, and combatant commanders need more freedom of movement to innovate.In special operations, he said, "the distance…between the soldier in the foxhole and the decision-maker is really truncated."He said commanders are able to make decisions and secure the resources necessary to try new ideas. That ability needs to be spread across other commands.

 

Reid Hoffman, executive chairman of LinkedIn, proposed the idea of having embedded software development teams within the commands. "This would enable commands and bases and other institutions to essentially deploy modern techniques and modern workflow," he said, and would allow DOD to operate the way industry does.Richard Murray, professor of bioengineering at the California Institute of Technology, said the academic world can be a model for DOD innovation. At universities, students and professors are encouraged to design, prototype and test ideas and innovation within limited barriers. In particular, he said people in academia have the freedom to fail and learn from the experience, and that kind of freedom is needed in the military.McRaven said bringing that attitude to the military will be a challenge. "Students and faculty drive innovation because they get grants to do that, they get grants to collaborate, so who is it that would provide those grants...to the soldiers in the field?" he asked.

 

If combatant commanders are given access to resources and can supply them below the corps level, innovation would ratchet up significantly, he said, adding that combatant commanders must be empowered to assume the risk for innovating.Tyson expressed optimism for the future of DOD innovation based on the mindset of the millennial generation. "I see a level of scientific literacy and technological savvy and curiosity that I think is maybe without precedent in previous generations," he said."The U.S. will move backwards just by standing still" if it doesn't embrace the talent of that generation, he added

From https://fcw.com/ 10/05/2016

 

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CHINA: Food Safety Draft Stipulates Stricter Online Regulations

 

China has published and is soliciting public opinion on a draft revision to the country's food safety regulation, which stipulates stricter rules for online food sales. The draft, published by the State Council's Legislative Affairs Office on Wednesday, stipulates liabilities for food producers as well as operators of online sales platforms for food safety violations. If any food producer has been punished for food safety problems, online sales platforms should immediately stop serving the offender, according to the draft. The draft says China's food safety law and regulations should also be applied to imports and exports of food through e-commerce channels. The draft also says that in cases in which any inedible substance is found in foods, producers and business operators are obliged to present proper evidence to answer any reasonable doubts, or they will be held liable for food additive violations. The public is invited to comment on the draft via multiple means at any time before Nov. 19.    

From http://www.news.cn/ 10/20/2016

 

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China Adopts Law on Cybersecurity

 

China's top legislature on Monday adopted a Cybersecurity Law to safeguard sovereignty on cyber space, national security and the rights of citizens. The government will take measures to "monitor, defend and handle cybersecurity risks and threats originating from within the country or overseas sources, protecting key information infrastructure from attack,intrusion, disturbance and damage," the law reads. Efforts will also be made to punish criminal activities online and safeguard the order and security of cyberspace. Individual users and organizations are not allowed to jeopardize security on the Internet or use it to "damage national security, honor and interests," according to the provisions. Online activities that are attempts to overthrow the socialist system, split the nation, undermine national unity, advocate terrorism and extremism are all prohibited, according to the provisions, which also forbade activities including inciting ethnic hatred, discrimination and spreading violence and obscene information online. The law was passed at the bimonthly session of the National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, which concluded Monday, after a third reading.

From http://www.news.cn/ 11/07/2016

 

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China Sets Up Big Data Zone in Inner Mongolia

 

China unveiled Monday a big data zone being built in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. The Inner Mongolia zone, centered at the regional capital Hohhot, is one of the seven under construction in China and will focus on analysing data on energy, meteorology and geology to help energy conservation and cooperation. Xu Shaoshi, chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission, said the commission will draw up policies to bring big data products, industry, and technology to the zone. Businesses, research institutes, and universities are also encouraged to participate. A number of information industry heavyweights including Alibaba, Baidu, China Telecom and Tencent have offices in the zone. The authorities aim to make the Inner Mongolia big data zone north China's big data center and a leading global big data base by 2020. According to a previous estimate, China will account for 20 percent of the world's data capacity by 2020.

From http://www.news.cn/ 11/07/2016

 

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China Pushing to Build Internet Infrastructure for Belt and Road Initiative Countries

 

Chinese government is actively promoting Internet infrastructure of Belt and Road countries, said officials and company representatives at the third World Internet Conference (WIC) in Wuzhen, east China's Zhejiang province. China-Pakistan cross-border cable project, a project under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), has been under construction since May. "The CPEC is the shortest route that links China to the Middle East, Africa, and Asia," said Amir Azeem Bajwa, Major General of the Special Communication Organization of Pakistan. "We call it the 'digital Silk Road'." There are 135 million mobile phone users in Pakistan, huge potential for telecom cooperation with China. Yang Xiaowei, general manager of the China Telecommunications Corporation, said at WIC that the company would cooperate with operators in the Belt and Road countries on a Pan-Asia network. Chen Zhaoxiong, vice minister of industry and information technology, pointed out that China is working on unifying standards for cross-border e-commerce in Belt and Road countries to tackle technological challenges and expand new industries.

 

According to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the information level of Asian Pacific and Africa are both below the global average. In 2011, China's leading telecom company China Unicom initiated the Asia-Africa-Europe-1 (AAE-1), a 25,000 km submarine cable system which ventures to link 19 nations and regions across Asia, Africa and Europe. In order to boost big data and cloud computing in the Middle East and North Africa, Aliyun, Alibaba's cloud computing subsidiary, set up a joint venture with Dubai's Meraas in May 2015. This joint venture will offer system integration services to help private companies and governments in the region to reduce IT spending. "There are ample opportunities for Belt and Road countries to cooperate on information infrastructure, Internet applications, information content exchange, big data and intelligent manufacturing," said Yang Xiaoya, an official from ITU.

From http://www.news.cn/ 11/18/2016

 

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JAPAN: High-Tech Measures Eyed to Boost Construction Productivity

 

The Japanese government, at the first meeting of its council on investment in the future on Monday, set a goal of boosting the productivity of construction sites by 20 percent by 2025 as the industry faces a serious shortage of workforce. The council is due to compile by mid-2017 a growth strategy that will call for promoting the so-called fourth industrial revolution utilizing cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence and information and communications technologies. The panel was created through the realignment of councils linked to growth strategies, including the Industrial Competitiveness Council. Chaired by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the new council comprises economic revitalization minister Nobuteru Ishihara and other relevant ministers, and private-sector members including Sadayuki Sakakibara, chairman of the Japan Business Federation, the nation’s biggest business lobby known as Keidanren.

 

“I want you to thoroughly work on structural reforms and immediately start to draw up necessary measures,” Abe said at the inaugural meeting. The first task for the council is improving productivity in the construction industry. A shortage of some 1.3 million workers is projected at construction sites in 10 years. The government aims to promote the spread of ICT to help the industry save energy and shorten construction periods. Specifically, it will review terms of order placements for public works projects to help boost the introduction of three-dimensional measuring using drones. The government will also collect 3-D data on roads and bridges as bid data and allow private companies to use them, while setting up a public-private body to discuss rules for their use.

From http://the-japan-news.com 09/13/2016

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New Rules Would Ease Switching to Budget Smartphone Carriers

 

The Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry plans to reduce the fees three major mobile phone carriers charge budget smartphone operators for using their communication lines, according to sources. If the communication line fees are reduced, the burden for budget smartphone operators will be reduced, which is expected to help them strengthen their management base and lower charges for customers.  The ministry aims to promote competition by making it easier for users to switch from major carriers to budget smartphone operators and lower communication charges in the industry as a whole, including those of major carriers, the sources said. In April, the ministry issued guidelines to request that the major mobile phone carriers — NTT Docomo Inc., KDDI Corp. and SoftBank Corp. — stop excessive discounts such as selling handsets for virtually no cost.

 

The measure was aimed at making carriers utilize funds for lowering communication charges, instead of offering handset discounts. The latest plan to reduce communication line fees is one policy measure to get major carriers to lower charges for customers. Fees for the use of the communication lines of major carriers are calculated using a formula based on a ministry ordinance. However, the formula allows major carriers to add extra amounts of profits to the operating costs they charge to budget smartphone operators. The ministry intends to revise the ordinance so that major carriers will no longer be able to add more profits than necessary, the sources said. The ministry will also request major carriers shorten the period required for customers to be able to remove a SIM (see ) lock, which fixes them to one network. The SIM lock period is currently set at six months from purchase. In the case of a service plan with up to 5 gigabytes of data usage, major carriers charge about ¥7,000 per month for unlimited phone calls each within 5 minutes.

 

Budget smartphone plans cost about ¥2,000 per month under a service plan that does not include phone calls. If the period for removing the SIM lock is shortened, customers will be able to choose a carrier more freely, the sources said. With the SIM lock, mobile carriers effectively restrict customers from switching to another carrier for six months. The ministry has judged that this prevents them from changing to budget smartphone operators. The ministry plans to implement these two measures after discussions are held by an expert panel to be set up mid-October, the sources said. The three major carriers account for about 90 percent of the customer contracts in the domestic mobile phone market. NTT Docomo has a share of about 40 percent, while KDDI and SoftBank each have a share of nearly 30 percent. Others, including budget smartphone operators, account for only about 8 percent.

From http://the-japan-news.com 09/24/2016

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SOUTH KOREA: To Build Network of Smart Expressways by 2020

 

The Transport Ministry plans to build a network of smart expressways that will include new sections of road where electric vehicles can be charged on the go, officials said Tuesday. Under the plan, the government will build an additional 1,000 kilometers of expressway, extending the total length in the country to 5,131 kilometers by 2020. This will create a complete network in which nearly 96 percent of the country’s population will be able to access an expressway within 30 minutes from their homes, said the ministry. It will also mean that 78.2 percent of the country’s total area will become accessible via an expressway, up from the current 70.7 percent.

From http://www.koreaherald.com 08/30/2016

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Designing Seoul's Smart Future

 

"Smart designs to pioneer smarter living." The 2016 Seoul Design Week kicked off on Sept. 22 at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP), showcasing a portfolio of high-tech designs that explore innovative solutions for a "smarter" city. These designs were created by professionals from schools, corporations and organizations with the goal of identifying the roles and responsibilities of design at the dawn of a new, technology-driven era. The event explores the theme "Smart City, Smart Design, Smart Life" along five tracks, each section asking different questions about how to improve the convenience and sustainability of city life. The main section of the exhibit, "Smart Design, Smart Life," introduces 49 different types of "appcessories," handy plastic or metal accessories that can connect to your smartphone app and increase the functionality of your mobile device. The "Smart Mobility International Conference and Exhibition" section showcases electric vehicles and other means of transport that will be used in the near future, including electrically powered scooters, bicycles and hover boards. Visitors can try charging an electric car, or hop on a Segway-like scooter for a ride around a model city block.

There is also the "Universal Design Seoul Exhibition" section that spotlights a range of products that are inherently accessible to the elderly and to people with or without disabilities. The Seoul Craft Fair features a collection of tableware that reflects our modern dining culture. Those wanting to take a more hands-on approach can check out the Seoul Design Flea Market, where visitors can buy products and partake in a number of promotional events. The Young Designers Workshop and Exhibit, laid out in an open studio, gives visitors a chance to meet some of the young professionals who come up with smart solutions applicable to daily life. "A smart design is a type of design that addresses society's many issues and brings us one step closer to a smarter way of living," said Lee Nami, general director of the 2016 Seoul Design Week. "This year's event will provide a good opportunity for designers and the citizens of Seoul to get a taste of what the future holds for a smarter Seoul."

From http://www.korea.net 09/28/2016

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President Emphasizes Pioneering Reforms in Science, Technology

 

Korea established a fourth-generation synchrotron radiation facility, the Pohang Accelerator Laboratory X-ray Free Electron Laser (PAL-XFEL), on Sept. 29. Korea is now only the third country in the world to have such facilities, after the U.S. and Japan, a tool that can be used to develop new medicines and to treat cancer. During a ceremony to mark its opening, President Park Geun-hye said, “Thanks to the establishment of this laser, Korea has realized another one of its science and technology dreams, taking a big step into the future.”  The president said, “This fourth-generation synchrotron facility is key to solving the mysteries of space and life, such as photosynthesis and chemical reactions, which human beings have so far been unable to reveal. It is also a core part of the infrastructure required to get an upper hand in the increasingly fierce competition among future industries.” She valued the establishment of the laser, saying, “The establishment of this facility can greatly contribute to economic development and to revitalizing the local economy by advancing Korea’s science and technology up a notch and fostering future industries.”

“We should actively use the facilities by accurately analyzing the protein structure of the human body, as it is at the core of developing new medicines in order to lead the next-generation revolution in biotechnology,” said the president. She urged that the facilities need to be used to secure core technologies in leading industries by overcoming the limitations of the technology, especially in the semiconductor sector. “As industry 4.0 approaches, we are unable to guarantee the future of the nation or our companies if we cannot win global competitions in securing new industries,” said the president. She further emphasized that Korea “desperately needs a future-leading transformation in science and technology, which contends for victory in creative, challenging research.”

From http://www.korea.net 09/29/2016

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Drug Ministry Improves Guidelines for 3-D Printed Medical Devices

 

The South Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety released improved guidelines for 3-D printed medical devices Friday, with aims to spur the growth of the emerging business segment. The ministry’s new guidelines establish more concrete and detailed regulatory standards for conducting product efficacy, safety and biocompatibility testing for 3-D printed implants for bone fixtures and dental surgery. In improving its guidelines, the ministry aims to encourage more companies to develop and commercialize more safe and efficient 3-D printed medical devices, it said. Currently, only 18 3-D printed medical products from 10 companies — including surgical implants and markers used during bone fixture surgeries — have been approved here, according to the ministry. Next month, the ministry plans to newly introduce guidelines for creating artificial cartilage, blood vessels and skin using 3-D printing technology. The information can be viewed by visiting the Korean website of www.mfds.go.kr and clicking on the “Regulations & Information” tab and the “guidelines” category.

From http://www.koreaherald.com/ 10/21/2016

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Korea to Expand System for Digital Currency

 

South Korea announced Monday it will lay the systemic groundwork for the spread of digital currency as part of efforts to promote financial technology, also called fintech. "The government will push for the systematization of digital currency on a full scale in tandem with a global trend in the U.S., Japan and other countries," Yim Jong-yong, chairman of the Financial Services Commission, said in a speech at the 12th Fintech Center Demo Day event. He added the government and the local financial industry will launch a consortium on blockchain within this year for joint research and pilot projects. Blockchain is a key technology for the digital currency bitcoin, enabling data sharing across a network of individual computers. It records and tracks practically all bitcoin transactions. Yim said the government will also offer 3 trillion won ($2.65 billion) in financial support over the next three years for the development of the fintech sector. The FSC described the measures as the "basic direction" of the second-stage fintech development roadmap to be unveiled in the first quarter of 2017. The government has so far focused on removing unnecessary regulations on the fintech field. "In the second stage, the government will place a focus on re-designing the existing system to be suitable for the fintech environment," Yim said. Meanwhile, the FSC signed a memorandum of understanding with the Monetary Authority of Singapore on bilateral cooperation on the fintech industry. Under the accord, the two countries will exchange relevant information, knowledge and manpower.

From http://www.koreaherald.com 10/24/2016

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CAMBODIA: Drafting E-Commerce Law as Online Sales Grow

 

Cambodia has been drafting the E-commerce law to facilitate and regulate online business operations for investors and customers, the commerce ministry said in a press release on Sunday. E-commerce refers to the purchase of goods and services via online system, which would bring a lot of new business opportunities for young entrepreneurs in Cambodia and undoubtedly contribute to the national economic growth, said the press release posted on the ministry's Facebook page, along with a video clip. "However, this kind of business requires specific rules and regulations to manage its transactions to ensure accuracy and safety for all the concerned parties," it said. In the 9-minute video clip explaining the process of drafting the E-commerce law, which began in 2013, the commerce ministry said with the rapid growth of internet usage across the country, purchasing goods and services online has expanded rapidly in the last five years. According to the figures of the ministry of posts and telecommunications, some 6.3 million of the kingdom's 15 million people have access to the internet by last year, most of them get access to online via smart phones. Commerce minister Pan Sorasak said the draft law was not only for Cambodia, but also for the entire world because E-commerce had no borders.

 

"Presently, we work in a physical space, the space where we see each other in conducting trade. But E-commerce is not in this way, it's a big environment..., we can purchase (goods or services) immediately via computer, and E-commerce has no borders," he said in the clip. Kem Saroeung, director of legal affairs department at the commerce ministry, said the law was designed to protect both investors and consumers. "The draft law will also covers E-payment, which is managed by the national bank of Cambodia," she said. "It also states punishment for those who abuse the law." The bill is being drafted by the commerce ministry in cooperation with justice ministry, posts and telecommunications ministry, national bank of Cambodia and council of ministers. Ou Phannarith, director of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) department at the posts and telecommunications ministry, said, "The E-commerce law will be a legal instrument that increases confidence for both investors and consumers." Sam Phalla, products manager of online shop Elegant Brand KH, said that when the E-commerce law was in place, online sellers and buyers would have a legal way to settle their differences when problems occurred. "In the absence of the law, when there is a problem, people share it via social media and Facebook only," he said.

From http://news.xinhuanet.com/ 11/06/2016

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THAILAND: Plan to Provide 4,000 Villages with Broadband Internet Access

 

THE National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission office will propose to the watchdog’s telecom committee a plan to roll out a broadband Internet network in almost 4,000 villages at a cost of Bt11.5 billion. The project would be funded by the watchdog’s universal service obligation (USO) fund, NBTC deputy secretary-general Korkij Danchaivichit said. He added that the NBTC office draw up this project after meeting with ACM Prajin Juntong, deputy prime minister and acting Digital Economy and Society minister recently. If approved, it would be a collaboration between the regulator and the Digital Economy and Society Ministry to promote broadband service access to remote areas. The NBTC would install broadband Internet in 3,920 villages, including the establishment of Internet centres in schools with between five and 11 desktop computers per school.

 

The Internet connection speed would be 30/10 megabits per second. Korkij said the NBTC planned to soon hire a consultant to study the project before the drafting of its terms of reference (ToR) the NBTC’s board approved the initiative. If the telecom committee approves the proposal, the NBTC office would send the proposal to the Broadcasting and Telecommunica-tions Research and Development Fund (BTFP) panel for its consideration and then to the NBTC board for final approval. The planned ToR would divide the broadband Internet network installation zones into four geographical areas, with telecom |operators invited to bid for the project. Currently the USO fund, which is part of the BTFP fund, has Bt24 billion in cash. According to the government plan, there are 74,987 villages, which can be divided into an A and B class and a C and C-plus class.

 

The zone A and B covers 30,635 villages, which already have access to broadband Internet, while the zone C and C plus consists of 44,352 villages that do not.  The NBTC would roll out broadband Internet in all 3,920 villages in the C-plus zone. Earlier the government assigned the Digital Economy and Society Ministry to take care of zone C, which totals 40,342 villages. The ministry invited telecom operators to join the bid for the roll out of broadband internet in the zone but only TOT did so. As a result, the ministry will scrap the bid and will draft a new ToR. The ministry will spend Bt13 billion in covering 24,000 villages in zone C with broadband Internet in the first phase. It is expected to assign the NBTC to install the broadband Internet network in the remaining 10,000 villages of zone C. The National Council for Peace and Order recently allowed the NBTC to use the USO fund to develop telecom projects for the public. In 2014 the NCPO told the NBTC to suspend its plan to use the USO fund, pending its complete scrutiny of the NBTC’s overall budget spending.

From http://www.nationmultimedia.com/ 10/24/2016

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Subsidy Plan for TV Broadcasters

 

THE BROADCASTING committee of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission will tomorrow propose a plan to subsidise digital-TV broadcasters’ costs of transmitting their programmes to satellite and cable platforms. The proposal, that will be put before the NBTC board, will be between Bt600 million and Bt800 million per year for three years, said a broadcasting industry source. The source said the committee yesterday approved the subsidy scheme, aiming to ease the financial burden of digital-TV broadcasters. The money will come from the NBTC budget. If approved by the NBTC board, the subsidies are expected to begin next year. Besides broadcasting programmes via the terrestrial system, the digital-TV broadcasters are required to send their programmes to the cable and satellite platforms as well, under the NBTC’s “must carry” rule to enable all platforms to access free TV channels on and equal basis. The digital-TV operators have been responsible for the cost.

 

NBTC deputy secretary-general Pakdee Manaves said yesterday that the broadcasting committee approved providing financial support to the broadcasters but did provide further details on the plan. According to a source in the satellite industry, the expenditure of all 26 digital-TV channels for sending their standard-definition (SD) programmes via Ku- and C-band satellite systems to other TV platforms is estimated at about Bt400 million a year. If the transmission of high-definition (HD) shows is included, the total cost is around Bt600 million to Bt800 million per year.  Ten of the country’s digital-TV channels are categorised as HD. They transmit their HD signals to terrestrial TV receivers, while SD signals are provided to satellite TV receivers to control costs. Meanwhile, the dispute between MCOT and Springnews Television over digital-TV transmission service and fees is likely to be resolved after Springnews expressed its intention to pay up. MCOT last week sought permission from the broadcasting committee to discontinue its transmission service for Springnews TV because it had not paid any fees.

 

Before the weekly meeting of the NBTC’s broadcasting panel began yesterday, a representative from Springnews showed up to submit written confirmation that it was prepared to take responsibility for this matter this month. However, the amount of the payment must be agreed by both sides in accordance with the latest consultation and negotiation, according to the written notice signed by Kosol Songneam, director of Springnews Television. The company also revealed that on October 5, MCOT and Springnews TV had reached an agreement on remedial measures after the delay of the second-phase roll-out plan for MCOT’s transmission network. Under the measures offered by MCOT as the authorised provider of digital TV transmission service, Springnews TV will receive a 25-per-cent discount on the leasing fees incurred between November 2014 and May 2015. But for the first phase of their contract, Springnews still disagreed with some details. According to a source at MCOT, the operator of Springnews TV signed a contract to lease the digital TV transmission service in July 2014 for a monthly charge of Bt4.72 million. As of last month, Springnews owed about Bt106.54 million to MCOT. After this new development, the NBTC’s broadcasting panel decided to postpone making a decision on this issue.

From http://www.nationmultimedia.com/ 11/08/2016

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Village Broadband Internet Project Set for Approval

 

THE DIGITAL Economy and Society Ministry will next week submit the Bt15-billion village broadband Internet project to the Cabinet, which it hopes to see rolled out to 24,700 villages nationwide next year. If approved by the Cabinet, the ministry will transfer the Bt15-billion budget to TOT. TOT president Montchai Noosong said yesterday that TOT was already drafting the technical specifications for the project’s equipment. A TOT source said the budget would be divided into three parts – Bt9 billion for the installation of wireless and fixed0line access points in the 24,700 villages, Bt3 billion for three years of network maintenance and Bt3 billion for the installation of free Wi-Fi in the villages. According to its original plan, TOT will install only the wireline network in the villages as specified by the ministry.  Wirelines will still be the main network. The wireless service will run on TOT’s 2.3-gigahertz spectrum. All network assets from the project would belong to the ministry, Montchai said. The ministry opened bidding for the project midyear but aborted it last month, citing that TOT, the only bidder, had failed to provide sufficient technical details. However, last week the ministry decided to mandate TOT for the project.

From http://www.nationmultimedia.com 11/11/2016

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VIETNAM: HCM City Approves Draft for Smart City Project

 

HCM City’s steering committee for the smart city project hosted a meeting on Friday to approve a draft plan of the project, which aims to develop the southern metropolis into a smart city. Speaking at the meeting, Nguyễn Thành Phong, chairman of the People’s Committee and head of the project’s steering committee, said the city would collect the opinions of city authorities, experts, and its residents to issue a completed plan by the end of this year. Under the plan, the project is expected to be carried out from 2017 to 2020. It focuses on e-government, traffic, health, welfare, public security, water supply and drainage, environment, education, economy, agriculture and communications. In addition, the city will launch minor projects such as a traffic control centre, electronic medical records system, smart electricity metres, and a security and traffic camera system. According to Trần Vĩnh Tuyến, deputy chairman of the People’s Committee, building a smart city is necessary for the city’s development and potential. The targets are to develop a sustainable city as well as improving the quality of life of its residents. Nguyễn Việt Dũng, director of Department of Science and Technology, said local authorities should provide information and knowledge about the smart city for residents. The work would help people understand what a smart city is, and encourage them to give their best ideas for the project. According to Phong, the city has implemented seven “breakthrough missions,” including smart city development, to realise the resolutions of the 12th Party Congress and the 10th City Party Committee Congress. He emphasized that the city’s leaders should be united and determined to start the project.

From http://vietnamnews.vn/ 09/12/2016

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Building VN into Start-Up Nation: PM

 

The Vietnam National University-Hanoi (VNU) should take the lead in building Việt Nam into a start-up nation, Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc told its managerial staff yesterday. Concerning VNU’s target of becoming a research-oriented university by 2030, the PM said VNU should link research with reality, considering start-ups as measurements of training quality. The university should promote ideas and research projects ahead of technological and socio-economic trends in Asia, he noted. However, to meet real demand and keep up with the start-up spirit, the university needs to bring knowledge into practice. Tertiary education in Việt Nam, including in VNU, has yet to meet the real demand of businesses and the economy, he said, pointing out that 225,000 graduates are unemployed nationwide. He said this was a huge waste of social resources and stressed that education quality needs to head toward the start-up target. He asked the university to adapt its research to reality, which can be seen through establishing and successfully operating enterprises, noting that research findings must satisfy the demand of businesses, develop the economy and serve socio-economic development. Education and training have continually been prioritised, he affirmed, saying the sectors must proactively provide high-quality human resources for the country to achieve industrialisation, modernisation, and national development targets. The PM said VNU has proved to be the top facility in the national tertiary education system, which now comprises 412 universities and junior colleges, and applauded its education and research that have both won national and international awards. VNU is a State-owned tertiary education establishment housing multiple universities and institutes, including seven colleges and five faculties. Later the same day, PM Phúc attended the launch of a programe encouraging youths’ involvement in creating start-ups in Hà Nội with the participation of more than 1,000 young people.

From http://vietnamnews.vn/ 10/17/2016

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Digital Map Planned to Ease City Traffic

 

HCM City will build a complete digital map of roads to provide online information to reduce traffic jams and accidents, according to its Department of Transport’s road infrastructure management and exploitation division. To create the map, the city People’s Committee has asked the Ministry of Transport to share data about all vehicles in the city so the city will set up IT applied measures for managing and regulating traffic. Ngô Hải Đường, the head of the division, said last week the transport department’s existing digital map is simple since it only updates data about buses and traffic congestion and warnings about traffic jams. Once the ministry provides the data about the city’s taxis, buses, trucks and other vehicles, they will be incorporated to complete the digital map. Once that is done, the public can use smart phones to check the city’s transport situation to choose the appropriate streets to avoid traffic jams.

 

In the first nine months of the year the city saw 2,850 traffic accidents in which 586 people died and 2,340 others were injured, according to the police. Violation of road rules by trucks, taxis and buses is a major reason for traffic disorder in the city. Taxis and buses, for instance, often let passengers get on or off at places where they are not permitted to. Fewer people are using buses, adding more and more private vehicles to the streets, because of the declining quality of buses. So the city plans to replace 500 old buses by year end, according to the department’s public transport management and operation centre. On Tuesday the centre and the Sài Gòn Bus Company introduced 20 new buses with modern facilities on route No 7 between Chợ Lớn Bus Station and Gò Vấp District. The city had planned to replace 1,680 old buses in 2015-17, but has only managed 200 as of last month, according to the centre.

From http://vietnamnews.vn/ 10/24/2016

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INDIA: Delhi Wi-fi Plan Downsized, Hotspots for Now

 

WiFi HotspotThe Delhi Government’s plan of City Wi-Fi Plan seems to have changed to the Wi-Fi Hotspot plan for now. In a shift from its earlier announcements to provide free Wi-Fi in the entire national capital, now it plans to deploy 3,000 hotspots in the first phase. As per the new plan, citizens will get up to 1 Mbps bandwidth and free 1 GB data download per month. The scheme will be implemented in three phases. Speaking at a forum recently, Ashish Khetan, vice chairman, Delhi Dialogue Commission said, “Wi-Fi connectivity was one of the major demands that people asked for during elections and we will soon be able to provide free Wi-Fi connections at pre-defined locations.” “In the first phase Wi-Fi will be deployed in all government and private colleges and universities; in the second phase it will be available in all 275 villages of Delhi; and in the third phase it will be launched in all the unauthorised colonies and jhuggi jhopri clusters of Delhi,” added Khetan. The Aam Aadmi Party’s election manifesto 2015, however, said that the government will make Wi-Fi freely available in public spaces. Delhi city-wide Wi-Fi can help in bridging the digital divide. It will also provide an impetus to education, entrepreneurship, business, employment and also tie in with women’s safety initiatives.

From http://egov.eletsonline.com 09/18/2015

 

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UNDP to Meet Govt Departments on Digital Initiatives

 

DigitalThe United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will hold a meeting with various government departments to connect digital initiatives for e-governance and e-education. “In terms of e-education and e-governance India ranks way far below than the potential it has because of disconnect of good opportunities that are often not coming together and also help in improving long and sustainable effort that needs to be done,” said UNDP Country Director Jaco Cilliers, according to a statement issued by Assocham. Cilliers said that India has established a clear lead in this area by going beyond policies that merely recognise strategic role of ICT for growth and development and is institutionalising concrete measures that support ICT initiatives.

 From http://egov.eletsonline.com 09/20/2015

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Government Plans Using PDS Network for Banking Services

 

The Centre has plans to use the 5.5 lakh strong public distribution system (PDS) network to extent banking services. The plan would initiate with a project that would cover a tenth of the PDS shops soon, a finance ministry official has revealed. “We intend to use the PDS as a point of banking presence. You will be able to access your account by going to a point of sale terminal in a PDS shop. That is what we’re working towards,” the official said, adding that under the plan, the PDS network will act as a business correspondent for the banks. There is also plan to start a project to cover 55,000 shops soon. All PDS shops are run by the state governments and they typically sell food articles, including grains, sugar and also kerosene, at subsidised prices as part of food security system. At present, 1.5 lakh of the PDS shops have handheld machines which help establishing the identity of a beneficiary and also give a list of items he is entitled for,  said another official. “They connect with the Aadhaar server to make this possible. By a simple software and hardware upgrade, the same machine can connect with the core banking system of a bank.” Speaking on scope of the idea, the official said the PDS network is larger than that of post offices as every village with 1,000 population has a shop.

From http://egov.eletsonline.com 09/26/2016

 

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Jharkhand Govt Inks Pact with Tech Mahindra to Promote IT/ITeS, Startup, Incubation & Skill Development

 

The Government of Jharkhand has selected Tech Mahindra, a specialist in digital transformation, consulting and business re-engineering, as a strategic partner to help the State in its digital journey and employment generation through skill development. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to this effect was signed between officials of Jharkhand Government and Tech Mahindra in presence of State Chief Minister Raghubar Das, and Ulhas N Yargop, Director, Tech Mahindra. According to MoU, Tech Mahindra, as a strategic IT partner, will work towards promoting technology adoption by the citizens in the state apart from helping build an ecosystem with greater participation of industry players. The partnership also requires Tech Mahindra to work with the Government of Jharkhand to promote digital literacy and skill development working with various industry organisations including Nasscom Foundation. This apart, Tech Mahindra with the help of the State Government would work towards enhancing industry-academia collaboration by supporting local universities and technical institutions in areas like robotics, process management, cloud computing and software development cycle among others. Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das said, “The State Government is very happy to ink strategic MoU with global giant Tech Mahindra under its Digital Jharkhand Programmes to promote IT/ITeS sector, Start up, Incubation and skill development.”

 

The Government of Jharkhand has been aggressively pushing various technology led programmes and initiatives such as Skill India, Digital India and Startup India initiatives. Over the next five years, the state has set a target to skill over 2,000,000. Besides, to position the state as a preferred IT destination, Jharkhand has also announced very progressive IT/ITeS, BPO/BPM, ESDM (Electronics System Design and Manufacturing) and Start-up policies. “We look forward to Tech Mahindra as our partner in the journey to provide our citizens state-of-the-art services through state’s network upto grass roots level. Tech Mahindra’s proposal to State is perfectly aligned to states IT/ITeS, ESDM, BPO & Start Up policies. We are very excited & do look towards them as our partner in this journey,” the Chief Minister added. Tech Mahindra which provides cutting edge technology solutions and services to many leading global organisations, has been working closely with many governments, both at the state and the Central levels, offering unique solutions in areas like Irrigation, Health Unique Identification, Police, Cyber Security and Emergency Response System and skill development among others. Saral Rozgar, one of the startups incubated by Tech Mahindra has also extended partnerships with the skill development training partners of National Skill Development Corporation for engaging the trained youths to the entry level jobs. “Tech Mahindra is proud to be associated with the Jharkhand government is enabling the state in its digital transformation journey. We believe that technology is going to significantly impact the governance process, especially the way governments interact with the citizens, and also creating skilled and digitally literate workforce. Our partnership with Jharkhand is a step in this direction,” said Jagdish Mitra, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer, and Head of Growth Factories at Tech Mahindra. Tech Mahindra is also looking at exploring the possibility of setting up of a BPO centre in Jharkand which can provide various citizen centric services to the citizen apart from serving other clients.

From http://egov.eletsonline.com 09/30/2016

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Telangana a Step Beyond RTI via Open Data Policy

 

Hyderabad: In what can be a step beyond the Right to Information (RTI) Act towards transparency and accountability, the Telangana State Government becomes only the second state to introduce Open Data Policy that enables proactive data sharing by the Government. Factly signed an MoU with the Government of Telangana to collaborate and partner in implementation of the Open Data Policy. Other allied policies under the primary ICT policy were also introduced. Rakesh Reddy Dubudu, Founder, Factly, describes this move of unveiling set of allied polices as another step in the right direction towards attracting niche business, and improving governance and accountability. “In next few decades it is all going to be about data. Data analytics, artificial intelligence, cyber security all are interconnected and it boils down to information and data. Telangana government is proactive and is thinking about the future. Such allied policies would give a push to the new age business related to data and also opens up the government. Even the world over, governments are coming up with open government partnerships,” said Rakesh Reddy.

 

Transparency, Social and Commercial value, Participatory Governance, Better Governance. On the sidelines of the main programme, Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) and Letters of Intent were signed by the Government of Telangana with Cisco, Factly, DSCI, CtrlS, SCSC, NASSCOM, Cropdata Technology Private Limited. The areas covered under the agreements include deploying City Digital Platform (CDP), setting up of virtual video-based classrooms, digitization of important landmarks and monuments of Hyderabad, collaboration on open data initiative, developing a joint cyber security charter and a detailed execution plan, setting up of state of the art data centres, providing a cyber security response centre, cryptography and setting up of a Malware Research Centre, setting up of Data Sciences Center of Excellence, and providing reports of expected crop production and vulnerability.

From http://egov.eletsonline.com 10/03/2016

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Haryana’s IT Policy to Encourage IT Based Companies


The Haryana Government has decided to implement its new Information Technology (IT) Policy to encourage IT based industries and generate employment opportunities. Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal said this in a meeting with representatives of Indian Cellular Association in New Delhi. The representatives of the Association assured the Chief Minister of setting up new units in the State. The Chief Minister said that the State Government gives assistance to industries for setting up of their units in the state and generate employment opportunities. He said that Enterprises Promotion Policy 2015 has been implemented to realise the vision of Make in India programme and promote industries in every sector. In terms of ease of doing business, Haryana has become the favourite destination of entrepreneurs. He said that major area of Haryana falls under National Capital Region. Therefore, Haryana is most feasible state for investment in IT industry. Also, an IT cluster could be set up near Kundli-Manesar-Palwal Expressway, he added.


In the meeting, the representatives of the Association put forth their demands before the Chief Minister and sought relaxations related to their sector, which included land for setting up of industrial units and demand related to VAT. The Chief Minister assured the representatives that the State Government would provide better environment to entrepreneurs. He said that a new National Highway would be proposed from International Airport, Delhi to Katra, Jammu via Jind passing through Amritsar under which 200 kilometers land of Haryana would be developed as commercial site. Besides, regional connectivity service would be started to connect cities of Haryana with air services which would provide congenial environment to business and industries, he added.

From http://egov.eletsonline.com 10/23/2016

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AZERBAIJAN: Tax Amnesty System to Be Introduced Soon

 

Azerbaijan will introduce a system of tax amnesty, which stands for the voluntary disclosure of income on January 1, 2017, said Nijat Imanov, head of department on tax policy and strategic research in the Taxes Ministry. The system is introduced in line with the recent decision of President Ilham Aliyev on the approval of reforms to be held in the sphere of taxes in 2016. “The system allows a taxpayer to disclose the information not previously reported to a tax agency and pay accrued taxes on a voluntary basis and thereby avoid liabilities normally associated with prior non-disclosure,” Imanov said. He mentioned that financial sanctions at the rate of 50 percent and a fine of 0.1 percent for each day are currently imposed in the case of the revelation of hidden income. As many as 700,000 taxpayers are currently registered in the country, while some 75,806 of them were registered in January to August, 2016. 

From http://www.azernews.az/ 09/08/2016

 

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TURKMENISTAN: Laws on Legal Regulation of Internet Adopted

 

Turkmenistan has adopted laws on legal regulation of the Internet. Participants of the workshop organized by the OSCE in Ashgabat have emphasized the significance of the laws adopted in Turkmenistan on regulating the activities of media outlets, in particular, the law “On legal regulation of development of Internet and rendering online services”, ‘Neutral Turkmenistan’ newspaper reported. Ashgabat is hosting a three-day workshop (Sept.7-9) on new possibilities of communication with help of online resources of public authorities. The event has been organized as part of the joint projects of Turkmen government and OSCE Centre in Ashgabat. Representatives of parliament, a number of ministries, media outlets are taking part in the event. During a government meeting, Turkmenistan’s President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov tasked the representatives of government and local media outlets to widely use digital tools for increasing efficiency, comprehensive and timely coverage of events in the country and in the sphere of international relations.

From http://en.trend.az/ 09/09/2016

 

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Turkmenistan to Carry Out Modernization of Railways

 

Turkmenistan’s President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov gave a number of recommendations on improvement of the developed program of development and reformation of the country’s railway industry in 2017-2030, Turkmen Dovlet Habarlary state news service reported Sept. 24. The issue was discussed at the Turkmen Cabinet of Ministers’ meeting, where Berdimuhamedov noted the importance of reconstruction and electrification of the country’s railways, bringing them in line with international standards. Modernization of railway sections Ashgabat-Turkmenbashi and Ashgabat-Farab are planned, according to the report. In particular, a construction project will be developed in order to organize the phased implementation of the planned work on the laying of a high-speed steel highway on the Ashgabat-Turkmenbashi section. The modernization of the locomotive fleet is also planned. General overhaul of the main railway infrastructure, functioning on the Turkmenbashi-Farab section is planned for 2017-2022, according to the report. Turkmen president also gave specific instructions, concerning the acceleration of the construction of the Atamyrat-Ymamnazar-Akina railway and taking the necessary measures for its timely completion, to relevant officials. This is a segment of the railway project on the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Tajikistan (TAT) route, groundbreaking ceremony of which was held in June 2013.

From http://en.trend.az/ 09/24/2016

 

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UZBEKISTAN: Updating Procedure for Cotton Fiber Sale

 

On August 30, the Cabinet of Ministers of Uzbekistan adopted a Resolution "On improvement of mechanism of sale and calculations for cotton fiber". The resolution says that the sale of the cotton fiber for export and enterprises in the Republic have to be carried out by the JSC “Uzpahtaexport" for hard currency. In addition, contracts can be concluded through the Uzbek Republican Commodity Exchange in accordance with the annually approved parameters of the balance of production and supply of cotton fiber. Storage and release of cotton fiber for export and local enterprises should be made only at cotton terminals. Cotton terminals also serve as a place where foreign buyers and enterprises of the Republic check the quality and quantity of cotton for final acceptance. The document approved: - Regulations on the procedure of sale of cotton fiber and the calculations to be made by JSC "Uzpahtaexport" with the territorial branches of JSC "Uzpahtasanoat"; - Regulations on the procedure of sale of cotton fiber on the stock exchange through the Uzbek Republican Commodity Exchange (UZEX) to enterprises of the Republic and for export; - Regulation on certification and weighing of cotton fiber. The document also approved an updated list of cotton terminals of JSC “Uzpahtaexport”. According to the Resolution, the contracts on sale of cotton fiber for export and enterprises of the Republic concluded prior to the entry into force of this regulation, shall be executed in accordance with the legislation in force at the time of their conclusion.

From http://news.uzreport.uz/ 09/14/2016

 

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“Uzbekenergo” JSC Considers Introduction of Automated Power Management System Project

 

Tashkent hosted a conference on improving the activity of the Joint Stock Company "Uzbekenergo" to strengthen the discipline of payment for consumed electricity. The event participants discussed the project on introduction of the automated electrical power control and metering systems. Its implementation will contribute to the financial viability of the energy sector of Uzbekistan, as well as create a number of amenities for consumers. The introduction of automated electrical power control and metering systems (AMR) will be implemented through the installation of smart electricity meters. They will ensure the accuracy and reliability of electric power metering, consumers’ financial discipline and quality of power supply. Currently the system is being implemented in Bukhara, Jizzakh and Samarkand regions. On the basis of international tenders the contract for the project was signed with the South Korean company «KT Corporation», the participants’ of the event emphasized.

 

"Smart electricity meters have the function of detecting different kinds of fraud and the immediate disconnection in the event of such detection, as well as the ability to remotely turn off if the consumer did not pay for electricity. In addition, new meters allow the use of flexible tariffs based on the amount of electricity consumed, the time consumption in the different seasons of the year and / or time of day, and so on ", project manager, representative of the company« KT Corporation » Ying Kee Kim said. Overall, AMR is an advanced technology which has many features. With the introduction of AMR "Uzbekenergo" will be able solve a number of issues related to the reduction of non-technical losses, accurate and timely billing for electricity and the possibility of the introduction of tariffs depending on time of use of the electricity. The system introduction provides substantial benefits for consumers of all categories. It is timely and accurate invoicing, improving energy security, reducing power outages, a rapid response in the event of failures and other problems in the network.

From http://news.uzreport.uz/ 09/17/2016

 

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Program of Measures for Tashkent Region Development Approved

 

The Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers dated September 9 approved a program of measures for the integrated development of the cities and districts of Tashkent region in 2016-2018. The document was adopted in order to implement policy measures for rational use of natural raw materials, production and employment potential, ensure steady growth of level and quality of life of the cities and districts population of the Tashkent region. The Resolution approved: - The main target parameters of industrial production in Tashkent region in 2016-2018; - The forecast parameters of investment projects on creation of new, modernization, technical and technological re-equipment of existing capacities of industrial enterprises in Tashkent region in 2016-2018; - The forecast parameters of localization projects involving organization of competitive import-substituting products manufactured in Tashkent region in 2016-2018; - The list of directions of activities realization for further development of raw materials, deep processing of fruit and vegetable production, to increase food production in Tashkent region in 2016-2018; - Basic parameters for rapid development of engineering-communication and production infrastructure in Tashkent region in 2016-2018.

 

The resolution entrusted the heads of Tashkent region khokimiyat and territorial structures, joint-stock companies, associations, large enterprises, commercial banks with personal responsibility for the implementation of the program in a timely manner. Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Tashkent region hokimiat and other engaged ministries, departments, economic associations and enterprises are instructed to: - within a month submit for approval to the Cabinet of Ministers targeted programs of investment projects for new construction of industrial facilities, modernization, technical and technological re-equipment of existing capacities of industrial enterprises, comprehensive measures to further develop the resource base, organization of deep processing of fruits and vegetables, increased production and export of food goods through effective use of irrigated land, as well as advanced development of engineering and communication infrastructure and production based on the parameters provided by this decree; - undertake relevant measures to improve the level of industrialization in Akkurgan, Bekabad, Buka, Kuyichirchik, Parkent, Yukorichirchik and Chinaz regions on the basis of wide introduction of modern equipment, resource-saving technologies, ensuring increase of deep processing of local raw material volumes in the framework of the action program.

 

Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Uzbekistan in cooperation with Tashkent region hokimiyat, the State Committee on privatization, de-monopolization and development of competition, Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations, Investments and Trade of Uzbekistan is tasked to implement systematic measures to increase workload and volume of production of industrial enterprises, eliminate shortcomings and restart production on idle industrial enterprises of the region, including through the sale of the state's share of inefficiently used, idle capacity and bankrupt enterprises to foreign investors. According to the document, annually the Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations, Investments and Trade of Uzbekistan when forming the Investment Program of the Republic of Uzbekistan needs to provide the inclusion of investment projects envisaged for implementation in accordance with this decision, specifying the volume and sources of financing in the prescribed manner.

 

The Resolution also entrusted: - The Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Uzbekistan in cooperation with Tashkent region hokimiyat to develop specific measures ("roadmaps") to reduce the share of subsidies received from the state budget through further expansion of the revenue base of local budgets in Akkurgan, Bekabad, Buka, Parkent and Kuyichirchik areas. - The State Committee for Architecture and Construction, Goskomzemgeodezkadastr of the Republic of Uzbekistan in cooperation with Tashkent region hokimiyat to ensure allocation of land for business activities within implementation of projects included in the Program of measures approved by this resolution, as well as issuance of permits for construction of facilities on the principle of "one window". - The State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Geology and Mineral Resources to ensure issuance of licenses for the right to use subsoil for the implementation of projects for production of building materials and other industrial products in specified manner.

From http://news.uzreport.uz/ 09/20/2016

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AUSTRALIA: Govt Seeks Input on Telecom Competition Law Changes

 

The Australian government has invited interested stakeholders to offer comment on its proposed amendments to telecommunications-specific anti-competitive conduct laws in the Competition and Consumer Act 2010. The changes were suggested in the Harper Review that concluded in March 2015. Treasurer Scott Morrison has released an exposure draft bill with changes in section 46 of the Act. These relate to the misuse of market power. The changes will prohibit corporations with sufficient market power from acting in a manner that has the purpose, effect or likely effect of substantially lessening competition. Section 46 applies to all corporations, including carriers and carriage service providers. The section interacts with, and has similarities to, the telecommunications-specific anti-competitive conduct laws in Part XIB of the Act. Under this part, a carrier or carriage service provider is held to be engaging in anti-competitive conduct if it has substantial market power and utilises that to lessen competition in a telecommunications market or engages in conduct in violation of certain other provisions, including section 46.

From http://www.itwire.com 09/05/2016

 

 

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Call for Govt Regulatory Restraint over Data Retention Compliance

 

The Communications Alliance has urged the federal government to exercise regulatory restraint if some telecommunications service providers are unable to fully comply with the mandatory two-year data retention regime by the time of the April 2017 deadline. Communications Alliance (CA) chief executive John Stanton made his call in response to the government’s announcement on Monday of the $128.4 million in grants to industry under the Data Retention Industry Grants Programme (DRIGP). Internet Australia chief executive Laurie Patton has supported CA’s call for regulatory restraint but repeated previous criticism that it is more than a year since the Act was passed by parliament on the basis that it was urgently required for national security purposes – and “the inordinate delay in the provision of the information has left ISPs to foot the bill for capital equipment without knowing how much funding they might receive”. “This has caused considerable unnecessary stress to our ISP members. It compounds a litany of issues with this legislation that we have consistently maintained is fundamentally flawed,” Patton complained.

 

John Stanton said the government appeared to have done a reasonable job of apportioning the limited funds available, “particularly among smaller providers, although some of the larger players face heavy unfunded expenses to meet their compliance requirements”. “But the lengthy delay in finalising the grants process has put many services providers under immense pressure to complete, on time, the work to enable them to comply with this regime. “The government should acknowledge that these delays have made compliance more difficult to achieve within the prescribed timeframe. “The attorney-general should publicly commit that no action will be taken, come April next year, against any service provider that is genuinely working to comply with the regime, but has been disadvantaged by the slow pace of decision-making,“ Stanton concluded. Patton also noted that the $128 million provided by the government is about a third of the full implementation costs estimated by PwC at the Government’s request. “What’s not covered are the significant operational expenses involved in complying with the scheme. So apart from having to cough up 20% of their upfront costs ISP’s will be out of pocket on an ongoing basis.” Patton again warned that it was inevitable that the costs imposed on the industry by the government will be passed on to consumers.

From http://www.itwire.com 09/06/2016

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ACCC Not Ready to Stop Regulating ADSL Just Yet

 

Although the National Broadband Network rollout is gathering pace, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission believes it should continue to regulate Telstra’s wholesale ADSL service. The ACCC today issued a draft decision on that argues Telstra’s continuing dominant position in wholesale and retail ADSL means that the competition watchdog should continue to regulate the wholesale ADSL service for a further five years. The ACCC declared the wholesale ADSL service in February 2012. The declaration is set to expire in February next year. Declaring a service forces a network operator to open up its infrastructure to access seekers, with the ACCC setting ‘default’ price and non-price conditions for access. The ACCC’s draft decision argues that “Telstra retains a dominant position in both the national wholesale and retail markets for high speed fixed-line broadband services”. The watchdog’s draft view is that although there are areas in Australia where there appears to be infrastructure competition in the wholesale ADSL market, “infrastructure competition does not exist on a national basis and as a result there is limited competition at the retail level on a national basis.”

 

The ACCC document includes figures indicating Telstra retains almost 62 per cent of the wholesale ADSL market at a national level. “Continuing regulation will ensure network providers continue to have access to Telstra’s copper network at reasonable prices,” ACCC commissioner Cristina Cifuentes said in a statement. “This will encourage them to continue competing in the retail market to develop and offer different ADSL broadband products to meet the needs of customers as they prepare to shift to the NBN.” Telstra and the ACCC are currently awaiting the outcome of a Federal Court case over the latter’s move to cut the regulated wholesale prices of a number of the telco’s fixed-line services, including ADSL.

From http://www.computerworld.com.au 10/14/2016

 

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ACMA Reviewing Rules on Telemarketing, Research Calls

 

The Australian Communications and Media Authority is considering possible changes to the rules and regulations governing telemarketing and research calls, including providing greater clarity to assist consumers receiving the calls. The ACMA issued a discussion paper on Monday seeking public feedback on a number of proposed changes including a requirement that the name of the calling company be provided at the start of the call – and removing requirements on industry that have been identified as realising “little or no consumer benefit”. Legislation covering current standards for telemarketing  are “sunsetting” in the New Year and must be remade before they  lapse on 1 April 2017. The acting ACMA Chairman Richard Bean says the standard provides some important and long-standing community safeguards in relation to telemarketing and research industry calls and the authority welcomes views from interested parties in relation to the continued application of the safeguards and the proposed changes. Bean says there has been recent public debate about parties exempt from the obligations contained in the Do Not Call Register Act 2006 (DNCR), including about telemarketing by registered charities.

“Under legislative provisions, the Industry Standard is restricted to the specific areas noted above and does not provide an opportunity to contemplate broader issues. The ACMA will refer any submissions made about other important issues to the Department of Communications and the Arts.”

 

The Industry Standard places specific obligations on industry and provides consumers with the minimum levels of conduct that they can expect from all telemarketers, including in relation to permitted calling times and when a call must be terminated. This means that even if a particular entity, such as a charitable organisation, is exempt from the requirements of the DNCR Act and therefore able to call numbers listed on the register, it must still meet the requirements contained in the Industry Standard. Different rules can apply depending upon whether a call is a research call or a telemarketing call, but in general:

• A call is a research call if one of its purposes is to conduct opinion polling or standard questionnaire-based research

• A call is a telemarketing call if one of its purposes is to offer to supply, or to advertise or promote, goods or services, or an interest in land, or a business or investment opportunity, or to advertise or promote a supplier of any of the above, or to solicit donations.

And, telemarketers and researchers are not able to call people during certain times, unless the consumer has consented to being called at that time. Times when calls are not to be made: And, telemarketers and researchers are not able to call people during certain times, unless the consumer has consented to being called at that time.

From http://www.itwire.com 11/07/2016

 

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New Defence ICT Strategy Outlines $20b, 10-Year Investment

 

The Department of Defence has released an updated ICT strategy intended to help it implement the ‘One Defence’ reform program and the priorities outlined in the 2016 Defence White Paper. The First Principles Review (FPR), released by the government in April 2015, called for a shift to the One Defence model, which would include implementing “an enterprise approach to the delivery of corporate and military enabling services to maximize their effectiveness and efficiency.” The Defence Integrated Investment Program (DIIP) unveiled alongside the 2016 Defence White Paper earmarked additional funding to address what the government said was underinvestment in ICT over the last 10 years. The new Defence ICT strategy document — ICT Strategic Direction 2016-2020 — is the successor to a 2009 ICT strategy. It was launched publicly today by Defence CIO Dr Peter Lawrence at the MilCIS conference in Canberra. The document states that Defence ICT needs to prepare for and embrace a number of changes in the technology landscape including the growth of connected devices, the increased importance of ICT in supporting military operations, and increased threats to cyber security.

 

The Defence ICT environment encompasses around 100,000 workstations, 3000 applications, 280 processing centres and 670 networks. Currently, Defence ICT “does not adequately support the cooperation, coordination and communications needs of its personnel,” the document states. The Defence ICT workforce “does not reflect all capabilities needed for the future,” the document states. The current state of ICT is characterised by challenges including fragmented processes and information, separate “infrastructure islands”, aging infrastructure and applications and a lack of innovation. In addition there is a reliance on bespoke applications, a reactive instead of preventative approach to cyber security in many areas and limited industry strategy partnering. The 2015 First Principles Review of Defence identified a “costly and complex” application landscape within the Defence Department as a source of waste and inefficiencies. “Duplicated systems and processes reflect entrenched resistance to implementing businesslike approaches such as shared corporate services and the empowerment of single accountable officers in areas such as information management,” the review argued.

 

The strategy sees Defence shifting to a more efficient, scalable ‘Single Information Environment’ architecture with standardised businesses processes and a reduced cost of ownership for ICT. Elements of the SIE, including the consolidation of data centres, infrastructure remediation, and investment in end user computing and networking, are being delivered now. Defence has already begun what it believes is the largest ERP program implementation undertaken by the Australian government. Delivery of the strategy will be overseen by a Defence ICT Advisory Group and a Defence ICT Leaders Group. In total, Defence plans to invest $20 billion over 10 years in ICT to implement the strategy.

From http://www.computerworld.com.au 11/08/2016

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Government Pushes Ahead with Controversial Telco Security Bill

 

Attorney-General George Brandis yesterday introduced in the Senate a bill to implement the government’s Telco Sector Security Reforms program. The TSSR bill — Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 — has previously been the subject of a public consultation, with the government releasing two exposure drafts. The telco industry expressed concerns over both exposure drafts. The bill is intended to ensure that Australia’s telecommunications infrastructure remains secure from threats such as espionage, sabotage and foreign interference. The security framework introduced by the bill will “formalise the relationship” between government agencies and carriers, carriage service providers and carriage service intermediaries “to achieve more effective collaboration on the management of national security risks,” states the bill’s explanatory memorandum. The legal regime introduced by the proposed regulation will require telcos to “do their best to protect telecommunications networks and facilities from unauthorised interference, or unauthorised access, for the purposes of security,” the bill states.

 

Telcos will be required to advise the government ahead of time of changes to their networks or facilities that may have an impact on their security, including plans to provide new services, procuring certain types of equipment or entering outsourcing arrangements. Instead of individual notifications of changes, a telco may submit a security capability plan that will outline multiple proposed changes they intend to make. The government through the attorney-general may direct a telco to either undertake or not undertake certain actions. For example, the attorney-general “may give the carrier or carriage service provider a written direction not to use or supply, or to cease using or supplying, the carriage service or the carriage services” if they are considered “prejudicial to security”. If the bill is passed, the attorney-general may “give a carrier, carriage service provider or carriage service intermediary a written direction requiring the carrier, provider or intermediary to do, or to refrain from doing, a specified act or thing within the period specified in the direction.” The proposed legislation could potentially see the government overriding a telco’s choice of equipment vendor or network design decisions.

 

There have been some changes between the second exposure draft and the current bill. For example a requirement on telcos to “do the carrier’s best or the provider’s best to protect telecommunications networks and facilities from unauthorised interference or unauthorised access to ensure” the security of networks and communications is slightly tweaked to cover “telecommunications networks and facilities owned, operated or used by the carrier or provider”. Another changes is that the Attorney‑General’s Secretary when employing a power to gather information to assess possible non-compliance with the legislation “must have regard to the costs, in complying with any requirement in the notice, that would be likely to be incurred by the carrier, provider or intermediary”. A further change allows telcos to be reimbursed for the cost of copying documents sought by the government. “Australia’s national security, economic prosperity and social well-being increasingly depend on the security and resilience of telecommunications services,” a statement issued on behalf of Brandis and communications minister Senator Mitch Fifield said.

 

“This is why the Government, with the benefit of input from key telecommunications stakeholders, has developed this important legislation, which provides greater certainty for the industry and better protects telecommunications networks from national security threats.” The government said the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security will hold a public inquiry into the bill.

From http://www.computerworld.com.au 11/10/2016

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NEW ZEALAND: Government Prepares to Embrace Digital Interactions

 

The Government Administration Committee has called for submissions on the Electronic Interactions Reform Bill that would amend a range of legislation to enable digital interactions between individuals, businesses, and government agencies. Meanwhile Inland Revenue has begun accepting digital signatures, with MYOB claiming to be the first accounting software provider to support the facility. MYOB said the use of digital signatures by Inland Revenue would redefine how businesses interact with the organisation. “The Inland Revenue guidelines … allow documents, such as tax returns, to be filed with an electronic signature rather than in writing, meaning there will be no need to print, sign and send forms to Inland Revenue,” MYOB said. “The new service means tax compliance documents can be quickly and securely transmitted to Inland Revenue without the need for paperwork and without the painful delays. Businesses can do it simply and easily, directly through our platform or via their accountant.”

 

MYOB said it had been working with Inland Revenue to find ways of simplifying a range of compliance and taxation processes, and had also worked with the government on the introduction of eGST, as well as changes to provisional taxation to allow it to be calculated and paid directly through a business’s accounting software package. The Electronic Interactions Reform Bill contains proposals from the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA), the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), and the Department of Conservation (DOC) that would allow certain services offered by Births, Deaths and Marriages to be completed without requiring statutory declarations, and would remove some restrictions on the use of photographs stored in the Identity Verification Service with the consent of the subject of the photograph. It would also allow requirements for individuals to “appear before” government agencies in certain proceedings, and for certain types of notices to be provided electronically. Further amendments relate to the online sale of game hunting licences.

From http://www.computerworld.co.nz 10/18/2016

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EUROPE: A Turning Point for eGovernment in Europe? Accelerating Digital Transformation of Public Sector.

 

Technology is changing the game quickly and will continue to do so. Technology is reaching every corner of our world and it is bringing rigorous changes to every industry, every organisation, its processes and people. Public sector included. And the future won’t be different. It is not very clear though which technologies will make what impact; predicting future technologies provides very engaging over-the-horizon figments of imagination, but misses the robustness and reliability that public sector can actually build on. No one can actually predict what government could look like in the next ten years. The only thing that is certain is that it will be very different from how it looks now. The biggest challenge is, therefore, not so much in anticipating what comes next, but ensuring governments are able to deal with the change.

 

Digital is not yet in the DNA of governments. The latest eGovernment Benchmark that we have delivered for the European Commission reveals that countries’ performance is not revolutionarily improving. Even worse: while a ‘digital diagonal’ of countries is improving, the gap with those who are behind the European average is growing. New technologies such as mobile are incorporated slowly and in only a few countries in a consistent cross-agency approach. Digitisation of public authorities themselves is either in embryonic state or is happening in silos. We have seen some inspiring examples of new ‘business models’ for governments, such as a crowdsourced eGovernment solutions map or public-private collaboration on authentication mechanisms – but they are not common practice. The policy priorities of the consecutive eGovern­ment action plans have not changed much since the 2010 eGovernment Action Plan that was launched in 2006; now ten years ago. In all honesty, we could doubt to what extent public sector has re­ally advanced over the years in acquiring an attitude that can deliver on the potential of digital. In the words of the UK Govern­ment Digital Services’ Executive Director, Stephen Foreshew-Cain: ‘The biggest problem we face is re-shaping ourselves so that we’re better placed to change as rapidly as the world around us[1].’

 

Our Digital Transformation Framework provides guidance for exactly that purpose. Research of Capgemini and MIT[2] conducted in the field of digital transfor­mation learns that so-called ‘digital mas­ters’ excel in two critical dimensions: the what of technology (digital capabilities) and the how of leading change (leadership capabilities). Evidence shows businesses that perform well on both dimensions are receiving higher revenues from their physical assets and are also more profit­able than their industry peers. In parallel, this mechanism is likely to be true for public organisations with regard to their cost ef­ficiency and realisation of public value.

 

■ Digital capabilities: A set of digital transformation elements implemented by the organisation, including the strategic assets and digital investments that are used to create those elements. The research showed executives are digitally transforming three key areas of their organisations: user experience, operational processes and business models. Within each of the three pillars, dif­ferent elements are changing. These nine elements form a set of building blocks for digital transformation. No organisation in the research sample fully transformed all nine elements. Rather, executives are selecting among these building blocks to move forward in the manner that they believe is right for their organisations.

■ Leadership capabilities: The way in which senior executives drive change throughout the organisation. This includes creating and communicat­ing vision, establishing governance and measurement mechanisms, and building a digital-ready culture. These serve as means for leaders to ensure that building blocks are built effectively and that the organisation has the skills and culture to drive (public) value from them.

 

I started this chapter by stating that technology is changing the game quickly and will continue to do so, and that the big­gest challenge is therefore not so much in anticipating what comes next, but ensuring governments are able to deal with the change. Digital transformation of government – the sub title of the new eGovernment Action plan - can only be realised through build­ing digital capabilities and effective digital leadership, supported by an adequately skilled public apparatus. This should be high on every public leader’s agenda. If so, this could indeed proof to be the turning point for eGovernment development in Europe.This blog post is the first in a series of blogs that puts the results of the eGovernment Benchmark in the context of digital transformation of public sector. The following blogs will illustrate the need for each building block and present examples of how it can be successfully implemented.

From https://www.capgemini.com/ 10/04/2016

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Europe’s E-Government Landscape – National Interests Take Precedence

 

The Digital Single Market is a priority for the European Commission, but national interests are taking precedence over pan-European idealism at the cost of e-government progress.The UK is lagging behind its European competitors on digital government, according to management consultancy Capgemini, while national interests are slowing down progress towards the Digital Single Market.CapGemini assessed 34 European governments’ progress towards digitising their services for its eGovernment 2016 Benchmark report, carried out on behalf of the European Commission – Future-proofing eGovernment for a Digital Single Market. The report, published earlier this month, uses metrics including the availability and usability of public services online, government transparency and how much control citizens have of their data.With the Digital Single Market set down as a priority for the Juncker administration in Brussels, there’s also some bad news, as the report warns:Today, however, there are still many barriers to maximising its potential and which confine digital services within national borders, leaving users unable to use cross-border online services efficiently and smoothly. The cross-border mobility indicator is not yet even half way to being fully achieved. The low rate of 48% indicates that online cross-border transactions are rare.

 

In large part this is because national interests take priority over pan-European ones:The past years of benchmarking eGovernment show that cross-border services lag significantly behind national services. The gap currently is 24 percentage points, implying that the availability and quality of services on offer to non-residents is inadequate. Studying in another country in many cases still includes paper application processes and face-to-face encounters before being able to commence.There has to be a paradigm shift here, argues the report:If it works across borders, it will automatically work within a country. Interoperability is crucial here: if online services are put in place with other countries (electronic ID’s, sharing and re-using data in back offices etc.), it automatically means they are in place for national service providers. This would require countries to agree on and use the same interoperability standards for sharing and re-using data (perhaps through a central component for data exchange). It would be the source of different dynamics within national eGovernment operations but could provide the lever to really move forward, instead of progressing incrementally as we have seen over the past years.

 

The report cites the key challenge for governments as being to deliver the potential of the Digital Single Market by successfully collaborating and joining-up across domains and tiers and borders. This has some particular challenges:Some countries are smaller in size and therefore can use a relatively direct governance model (e.g. Malta), or have adopted a centralised model, whereby one organisation owns a clear mandate to lead the implementation of its eGovernment strategy (e.g. Denmark, Estonia). This is not generally the case in Europe, nor easy to realise. Countries vary in size and in democratic traditions, are organised differently and are hence more dependent on cross-agency collaboration to get things done.

 

Performers

The UK is classed as a ‘moderate performer’ in the lowest grouping of countries in the report along with most of eastern and southern Europe. Countries in northern and western Europe are classed as either a ‘steady performer’ or ‘accelerator’. That results in what Capgemini describes as a Digital Diagonal across Europe – with the UK on the wrong side of it.To be fair, the UK does do well in some areas. It comes in second for ‘mobile readiness’ of its e-government services, behind Iceland, and does well in ‘user centricity’ and ‘cross-border mobility’:Most countries do not apply a consistent approach to design mobile-friendly public sector websites across domains and leave opportunities to make services and information available through mobiles unused. Most countries are much more advanced in the user centricity of their websites than mobile friendliness. Only the UK manages to provide mobile-friendly websites across domains, and is therefore also able to open up the online information and services to mobile internet users.

 

Many other countries do not provide their users with mobile-friendly interfaces, and so hinder users access to information ‘any time, any place’. This is information that is already online. It seems a missed opportunity that is definitely worth exploring – as the number of mobile internet users is increasing exponentially.Where the UK struggles is with the limited rollout of the Verify authentication system for e-government services. Verify is intended to allow people to use online services with a single-sign on for services across government and providing secure access to personal data.Overall, European governments are making progress with an average score of 73% in user-centricity, up by 3% on the previous year. But only one in four websites are sufficiently mobile friendly, and transparency is still unsatisfactory with a ranking of just 51%. The report states:The results indicate year-on-year progress across all the European countries compared. There is, however, a big difference between the compound indicators, with much better performances for usability and online availability of services than for the ease and speed of using those services. This shows that many Member States are not focusing enough on the quality of the user’s experience.Despite progress in general (low growth of 3 percentage points), public authorities in Europe still have some way to go to reach acceptable transparency standards. The transparency of public organisations’ data stands out by being 10 points above the average. It is also positive that users have gained better access to personal data that is handled on the governments’ websites, but they still face considerable barriers when it comes to the clarity of the service delivery process.

 

My take

A very in-depth report from Capgemini that rewards some detailed attention. The conclusions are a combination of encouraging and discouraging, but present a frank and pragmatic assessment that is more useful than the self-promoting declarations of how great everything is that comes too often from the political class.

 

From http://diginomica.com/ 10/28/2016

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GEORGIA: Improving Internet Accessibility and E-Governance

 

A National Internet Governance Forum is taking place in the Georgian capital Tbilisi today, 5 September, organised by the EU and the Council of Europe (CoE) in cooperation with the Georgian Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development and other local stakeholders.The forum is an opportunity for state and non-state actors in the telecommunications market to discuss the improvement of Internet accessibility in the South Caucaus, personal data protection, internet copyright, online protection of the children, new media and e-governance, according to EU Neighbourhood Info.The event aims to stimulate multi-stakeholder dialogue between telecommunications market players, and to highlight latest developments and human rights standards in the internet governance field. The leading experts of the Council of Europe, representatives of the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development, Georgian National Communications Commission, Internet Society, ICANN, European IP Networks, Small and Medium Telecom Operators Association of Georgia as well as representatives of academia are all contributing to the Forum’s sessions.The event is organised within the framework of the joint CoE/EU Project ‘Protecting Internet Freedom through Legislation and Arrangements for Multi-stakeholder Dialogue’. The project aims to increase the compliance of national legal frameworks and policies with CoE standards on freedom of expression, and to raise awareness of relevant state authorities about CoE internet governance and human rights standards and related European Court of Human Rights case-law.

From http://www.finchannel.com/ 09/06/2016

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New E-Georgia: EU Helps Develop E-Government in Georgia

 

Georgian and international experts are working together to develop an e-Georgia Development Strategy and turn Georgia into an IT-based governance state. We are actively working on the e-Georgia Development Strategy. This document is a guideline based on international and local experiences and best standards in practice,” said chairman of Georgia’s Data Exchange Agency (DEA) Irakli Gvenetadze. The Strategy unites all state institutions and identifies the necessary activities, the implementation of which can turn Georgia into a sustainable e-Governance model state,” he added. The new e-Georgia would improve access to e-services for businesses and citizens, strengthen transparent and open governance, and define the role of information technologies in administration reform. For this purpose the European Union (EU)-funded 'Twinning workshop' was held this week in capital Tbilisi, where EU experts and representatives from the Georgian Government discussed the country’s e-Government Development Strategy for the next two years.

 

The event was part of the ‘Support to Strengthening of e-Governance in Georgia II’ project. International experts from Great Britain, Austria, Estonia and Denmark presented their recommendations for the document. The final version of this document is to be approved by the Government of Georgia. The EU Twinning project ‘Support to Strengthening of e-Governance in Georgia II’ is a two year project aimed at assisting implementation of Georgia's E-Government Strategy with a total budget of 1.3 million. Electronic governance or e-governance is the application of information and communication technology for delivering government services as well as back office processes and interactions within the entire government framework. Through e-governance, government services will be made available to citizens in a convenient, efficient and transparent manner.

From http://agenda.ge/ 11/06/2016

 

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NETHERLANDS: Govt Sticks to Tough Stance on Net Neutrality

 

The Dutch government is sticking to its proposal for a ban on price discrimination by internet providers, the ministry of economic affairs said in response to questions from parliament. Legislation implementing the ban, as part of the EU regulation on net neutrality, was passed by the lower house earlier this year, but has been held up by questions in the upper house. The PVV party has questioned the guidelines proposed by EU regulator Berec for enforcing the net neutrality rules and whether the legislation may lead to lawsuits. The ministry confirmed that market players may file legal appeals, and this could take time, especially if it ends up in European court. The government acknowledged that the Netherlands is taking a stricter stance on the matter than some other countries. While Berec is against negative price discrimination, it has not ruled out the possibility of positive discrimination. The ministry said most other EU member states were taking a different stance, and that could result in the European Commission starting an infringement procedure against the Netherlands. The ministry's opinion was written prior to Berec releasing its final guidelines. The final guidelines, which are not legally binding, do not include a specific ban on positive price dis