Building Cyberlaw Capacity for eGovernance: Technology Perspectives
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An abridged definitive conceptual framework is presented for Electronic Governance (eGovernance). The framework relies on the time-proven principle of introducing a concept by progressing from the ‘known’ to the ‘unknown’. It takes note of the need to define Electronic Governance from the more well-known concept of Good Governance that predates it. The framework is informed by the author’s several years of experience in an advisory role in the concepts, planning and implementation of eGovernance in Commonwealth member countries.
eGovernance is presented as a natural progression from Good Governance and as contextually inclusive of Electronic Democracy (eDemocracy), Electronic Government (eGovernment) and Government Electronic Business (eBusiness).
Making the transition to eGovernance is presented in terms of a taxonomy of levels of evolution of eGovernance, with selected examples of distinct service delivery clusters. Trustworthy computing is introduced as the convergence between computing, the legal and the psycho-technical within the context of the processes and structures of the deployment of eGovernance systems and related technology systems. This gives provenance to the imperative for the need for a trusted business environment, a legal framework and valid laws of evidence, thus linking technology perspectives to building cyberlaw capacity for eGovernance.
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