Posts Tagged: eGovernment

New on Indian Kanoon: Sushant Sinha on Innovation and Free Law in India

Dr. Sushant Sinha‘s free access to law service for India, Indian Kanoon, is the subject of my new, in-depth article on, the Canadian legal blog. The article provides a great deal of detailed information about Indian Kanoon, including information on technology and open source, users and usage, business models and sustainability, partnerships, product differentiation,Read… Read more » Transparency Service for U.S. State Legislative Information is a new transparency service for U.S. state legislative information, being developed by David Moore of the Participatory Politics Foundation and a member of our community. is a joint effort of the Participatory Politics Foundation and the Sunlight Foundation. (Click here for the GovLaunch announcement of For (currently) five U.S. states (California,Read… Read more »

Open Government: The Need for Readiness Assessment Framework

Since the Open Government Initiative was kick-started in the United States in 2009, the implementation of the concept has exceeded the borders of US to other countries around the world. Australia Declaration of Open Government and Canada Open Data Project are only two examples of these countries. During the last few weeks, I’ve been inRead… Read more »

Three Reasons Why the Social Media Guidelines for UAE Government are Vital

Few days ago, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) eGovernment has officially released a set of guidelines documents; one of them was Guidelines for Social Media Usage in UAE Government Entities. The document offers a set of guidelines for the government entities in UAE to manage their presence on social media websites and take actions onRead… Read more »

Sartor et al. on Approaches to Legal Ontologies: Theories, Domains, Methodologies

Approaches to Legal Ontologies: Theories, Domains, Methodologies (Springer 2011), a collection of scholarly articles on legal ontologies, has been published. The volume is edited by Professor Dr. Giovanni Sartor of Università di Bologna CIRSFID, Professor Dr. Pompeu Casanovas of the Institute of Law & Technology (IDT) at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Maria AngelaRead… Read more »

Call for Papers: IDP 2011

A call for papers — with submission deadline of 18 February 2011 — has been issued for IDP 2011: The 7th International Conference on Internet, Law, and Politics, to be held 11-12 July 2011, at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya Estudis de Dret i Ciència Política, in Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain. Papers are invited on the followingRead… Read more »

New UK eParticipation Effort: Top ePetitions to Become Legislation

In 2011, the most popular citizen-created petitions on the Website will be drafted as legislation in the UK Parliament, and petitions receiving a certain level of support will be guaranteed a debate in the House of Commons, according to stories in The Guardian and The Financial Times published 28 December 2010. This ePetition measureRead… Read more »

European eGovernment Action Plan 2011-2015

The European eGovernment Action Plan 2011-2015 has been posted. The plan includes several legal informatics components, including eSignatures, eIdentity, and online access to laws. Click here for a review of the plan by Andrea Di Maio of Gartner. HT Jacques Raybaut.