Technology and its influence in Canadian life was easily the top story of 2018. The Cambridge Analytica scandal kicked off the year; then issues...Read More How is tech lobbying shaping federal policy?
Last week, somewhere deep in the labyrinth of the Carleton University security system in Ottawa, someone hit the wrong key at the wrong time....Read More A better system for active-shooter alerts on campuses
Let’s take a step back in time 20 years to 1999. Personal computers were becoming more powerful and affordable, and increasingly a common part...Read More The public service’s digital literacy problem
À la suite du développement du Web, à l’aube des années 2000, l’information juridique canadienne produite par l’État est principalement distribuée par le biais...Read More Innovation juridique et données : la responsabilité des sources
It is difficult to say when exactly a government becomes “digital.” As a public servant, you could try looking at the UN’s e-Government survey,...Read More For e-government to flourish, policy-making must change
(This article has been translated into French.) In 2006, Time’s person of the year was “You,” published with the explanation “Yes, you. You control the...Read More Digital government doesn’t equal democratic government
We’re at a precarious time in the history of liberal democracy. Citizens, whose expectations are set by the rich panoply of online services, demand...Read More Pursuit of perfection the enemy of digital government
Digital government, or E-government, is no longer just an interesting side project aimed at harnessing the power of digital technologies and data analytics to...Read More Wiring Public Policy for Digital Government
(This article has been translated into French.) We are in an age where digital technologies and practices are being adopted at an unprecedented rate. Today,...Read More How will Ottawa build a successful digital government?