Privacy News Highlights – March 8th Week

Biometrics CA – Public to be Consulted Before Biometrics Added to Passports Passport Canada has confirmed it will schedule consultations to gather public input before a plan to incorporate biometric technology into passports moves forward. The consultations are expected to begin in early April. Proponents of the plan say biometric passports, which include such dataRead… Read more »

City of Sugar Land – Avoiding Social Media Turbulence

FY10 City Manager Established Strategic Project to figure out if we could do it and how to do it -Evaluate Policy Needs First-Establish Social Media as an Additional Official Commnication Tool Leadership wanted to know-What other local gov agencies currently using? Primarily interested in what other state of TX doing? -What info being communicated? -Policy/guidelinesRead… Read more »

NASA Social Media Tips/Tricks

Tips/Tricks from NASA on Social Media: Want to host a tweetup? Center around event/conference Set up registration website Plan activities – things to see/touch, brief presentations, people to meet Interact with tweeters Be techno-ready electricity, wi-fi, cell access Share the tweetup experience Took a long time to get Internet access to Spacestation -lots of worriesRead… Read more »

Prepared for Plano – Live blogging from Soc Media for Govt

Prepared in Plano Internal challenges-legal – establish a workable policy -PIO – empower PIO-Records – Policy for record keeping, who keeps them, how does your legal requirements overlap-Credibility/Verification – Use widgets on official site, come up with logo or name that is persona, post links to your media sites to show authenticity External Challenges -MaliciousRead… Read more »

Project of the Week: Apps for Healthy Kids

GovLoop Founder Steve Ressler was able to catch up with the incredible and ever-awesome Amanda Eamich, Director of New Media at USDA, to ask her a few questions about a sweet new contest that they are hosting in tandem with the White House. Check it out! 1. For those that don’t know…what’s the elevator pitchRead… Read more »