2
Dec
2020
by Anu Vahtra-Hellat
Podcast 🎧: Does privacy and rights matter while governments are combating COVID19?

In the light of the ongoing COVID19 pandemic, today’s Digital Government podcast addresses one of the most sensitive topics – privacy and human rights while governments are combating COVID19 and developing tracking apps. Are our rights and privacy in danger? How can governments address these concerns and what should be a good practice? Listen to […]

19
Nov
2020
by Anu Vahtra-Hellat
Podcast 🎧: The challenges of secure elections

Recent elections in the US and in other countries raised a lot of claims that election results might be manipulated. Our CyberConf2020, to be held online on 24 November, dives deep into the topic of how to secure elections in the digital era. In this episode of Digital Government Podcast, Mr Toomas Hendrik Ilves, former […]

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11
Nov
2020
by Federico Plantera
Podcast 🎧: Investing in people and the economy for a digital society

In parallel with a crisis of public health, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused great damage also to the national economy of most countries. Regardless of how hard these have been hit in terms of casualties and infection rates, lockdown measures have been enforced to different degrees almost everywhere in Europe and around the world. As a […]

4
Nov
2020
by ega
Podcast 🎧: Why governments do not want the Internet to be free?

In the Digital Government Podcast Episode, the previous contributors to the report “Freedom on The Net”, Linnar Viik and Katrin Nyman-Metcalf, shed light on this year’s Internet Freedom Index global report. They clarify two different views on freedom of expression, which is one of the cornerstones of Internet freedom, and answer the question of why […]

28
Oct
2020
by Merle Maigre
Podcast 🎧: What is cyber hygiene?

At times of COVID-19, cyber hygiene became particularly important. Being more cyber aware and practising healthy cyber hygiene is what will ultimately help you keep your business or administration continuity when you need it. In this blogpost and podcast, our senior cybersecurity expert Merle Maigre shares best practices of cyber hygiene from France, Estonia, the UK  that is […]

21
Oct
2020
by Federico Plantera
Podcast 🎧: NCSI – How prepared is your country for a cyber attack?

  | The project is responsive to the following SDGs of the United Nations: 17 |   It is probably since the discovery of fire that we learnt a crucial lesson – technology brings benefits, but also risks. Far be it from us to carry out an exegesis of all human explorations and inventions, it […]

14
Oct
2020
by Federico Plantera
Podcast 🎧: Risks and opportunities in voting on the internet

When it comes to political participation, elections represent something that most countries have in common, but that differentiates them between each other at the same time. All democratic nations set rounds of voting to renew people’s representatives in national assemblies; however, almost all nations vary in the ways elections are carried out. From registration to […]

7
Oct
2020
by Federico Plantera
Podcast 🎧: What should governments do to secure their national cyber space?

Much as in the fight against Covid-19, prevention proves to be a key determinant of our safety on the internet. However, deliberate threats to both citizens and organisations still hide just around the corner. Despite our individual care and attention towards cyber behaviours, malicious actors might intentionally try to hijack personal data or information systems. […]

30
Sep
2020
by Federico Plantera
Podcast 🎧: Assessing digital maturity for effective e-government roadmaps

Where do we come from? Where do we stand? And where to go from here? Though the feeling might be that of a high-school psychology blog, there is no existentialism in these questions – at least in the current case. In order to formulate with efficacy digital transformation roadmaps for governments, policy makers must first […]