Policy Briefs

  • 14-April-2020


    Ensuring data privacy as we battle COVID-19

    While the exceptional measures implemented or envisaged in some countries may ultimately prove effective in limiting the spread of the virus, some approaches have proven controversial in terms of their risk of violating privacy and other fundamental rights of citizens, particularly when such measures lack transparency and public consultation.

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  • 3-April-2020


    Dealing with digital security risk during the COVID-19 crisis

    Digital security risk is increasing as malicious actors take advantage of the coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic. It is essential that governments raise awareness, monitor the threat landscape and publish easily accessible guidelines for digital security hygiene, in particular to vulnerable groups.

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  • 30-November-2014

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    India Policy Brief: The Digital Government Imperative

    India adopted a broad-based strategic approach to e-government in 2006 through the National E-Governance Plan. The plan set out key priority areas such as the creation of shared data and service centres. However, these changes have so far had little effect on overall governance and citizens’ quality of life.

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