Detroit Free Press
MIKE WENDLAND: Oakland County a leader in e-government services
BY MIKE WENDLAND
FREE PRESS COLUMNIST
July 19, 2004
You still may not be able to fight City Hall, but dealing with the government is sure a lot easier when you can do it from home.
Credit a growing trend toward e-government that's letting people transact business with local, county and state officials over the Internet.
It's happening all over Michigan. But tech experts say Oakland County is breaking away from the pack to become one of the nation's most progressive purveyors of digital democracy.
In the county, residents can go online to buy park permits, file complaints, pay traffic tickets, order birth certificates and pay current property tax bills -- and that's just for starters. Soon, for instance, county courts will be able to hold arraignments entirely online, with priisoners, investigators and lawyers hooked up on high-speed video connections.
Where does the recordkeeping buck stop?
BY Sara Michael
July 19, 2004
The nagging question of who should be responsible for determining whether an electronic
document must be maintained as a federal record is at the heart of a new report issued
According to the report from the Electronic Records Policy Working Group, most experts
already acknowledge that electronic records are poorly managed. To fix that, the report
recommends user-training programs as a way of encouraging better records practices.
Some electronic-records experts, however, have criticized the findings.
(The working group’s report mentioned in the above story can be downloaded at the story)
The Economic Times
Digital signatures not catching
[ SUNDAY, JULY 18, 2004 12:16:45 AM ]
The Information Technology Act 2000 provides for the legal authentication
of electronic records by means of digital signatures.
It stipulates that the authentication of the electronic record is to be effected
by the use of the asymmetric crypto system and hash function which
envelop and transform the initial electronic record into another electronic
Public records are lifeblood of democracy
Bearing in mind that the preservation of archives and records, and the public
disclosure of such documents, are two sides of the same coin, governments are
obliged to preserve documents on the making of important decisions for use as a
record to explain how the government works to people in the future.
Remember the saying: "There can be no democracy without an archival library."
UK 'should resist EU on data protection'
By Bob Sherwood, Legal Correspondent
Published: July 19 2004 5:00 | Last Updated: July 19 2004 5:00
Ministers must stand firm against any attempts by Brussels to force Britain to
toughen its data protection laws, industry leaders have urged.
The CBI, the business lobby group, warned that more upheaval over the
contentious legislation aimed at preventing organisations from misusing staff
and customers' private data would simply cause greater confusion and deter
Albert D. Cherry; Library of Congress Archivist, Singer, Actor
July 12, 2004
Policies Lag E-Mail's Popularity
Most companies have E-mail policies, but far fewer of them train
employees in how they should use E-mail. And IM is even further behind.
July 12, 2004
What Every Company Should Know About Email
Management For Sarbanes-Oxley
A long journey to network storage
By Joab Jackson
A facilities management department in
Orange County, Fla., grew tired of
inconvenient backup schemes and kept
looking for something to completely automate
A network appliance came at the tail end of a
number of systems rejected by the county’s
electronic access workgroup.
netReplay is watching you
By John Leyden
Published Thursday 15th July 2004 14:36 GMT
UK firm Chronicle Solutions has launched netReplay, a content
capturing product, which it describes as a CCTV for computer
NetReply is designed for easier storage and extraction of
electronic communications, assists businesses in meeting
requirements under new corporate governance rules.
Dallas Business Journal
Texas Instruments helps
Vatican Library keep track of
The Vatican Library in Rome, Italy, has adopted Texas Instruments
Corp.'s 13.56 MHz, ISO 15693 radio frequency identification (RFID) tags
to identify and manage its extensive two-million volume collection,
Dallas-based TI said Friday.
U.S. case filings to be on Web
System to improve efficiency, enhance public access and eventually stretch
By Jimmie E. Gates
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Early next year, attorneys can use the Internet to file federal cases and view documents
from their office, home or any other place, 24 hours a day.
The federal government is putting the case management/electronic case files system in
both the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi and the U.S. District
Court for the Northern District.
Redacted e-mail may still be a security risk
By Keith Regan, Contributing Writer
19 Jul 2004 | SearchSecurity.com
A Colorado court caused a firestorm of controversy last summer when an official document bearing the name of the woman accusing NBA star
Kobe Bryant of rape was inadvertently posted on the Web. Within an hour, the original was pulled and a heavily redacted version of the
document was posted, but given the intense media attention surrounding the case, the error became far more than a clerical mix-up.
Privacy experts point out that similarly sensitive, private and protected information is now in the hands of thousands of private corporations,
which often use e-mail, the Web and other means to exchange data with third parties. Even files that appear to be safe on the surface, such as
those from which certain information has been redacted, can still put a company at risk of violating privacy laws.
Surety's Electronic Time-Stamp Helps Authenticate Records
By Raymund Flandez
Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, July 19, 2004; Page E05
In an era when corporate leaders face public
skepticism and, in some cases, criminal
charges, Tom Klaff says his company's
software can verify when electronic
documents, such as e-mails, video
surveillance in digital format and audit logs,
were created and by whom.
"We lock it down and prove it hasn't been
altered," said Klaff, chief executive of
Surety Inc. of Herndon
Peter A. Kurilecz CRM, CA
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