Archive for the 'Information Technology' Category

Canadian government documents and websites at risk!

The distribution of government documents is crucial to keeping citizens informed and able to make decisions.  Governments everywhere have experienced budgetary concerns and as a result, many depository programs are faced with challenges that seem insurmountable considering the lack of funds and staff to assure the maintenance of access to […]

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Surveillance technologies must not undermine freedom of expression – UN expert

From the UN News Centre: “Freedom of expression cannot be ensured without respect to privacy in communications,” said Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression, Frank La Rue, presenting to the Geneva-based Human Rights Council his report on the implications of State surveillance on human rights. “Concerns about national security and criminal […]

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UNESCO Global Survey on Internet Privacy and Freedom of Expression

The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has recently released the Global Survey on Internet privacy and Freedom of Expression which assesses where privacy and freedom of expression support and/or compete with each other in different circumstances.  The book is described as a “useful reference tool containing up-to-date and sharp information […]

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Measuring the Information Society 2012

The United Nations Family of Organizations constructs several widely cited benchmarks to measure and track societal areas of interest worldwide.  Some of these include the UNDPs Human Development Index (HDI) and Gender Inequality Index, as well as several others such as  the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Index and the FAO’s […]

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