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CTG Web News Volume XIV, Issue 10
Sent: Wed, 18 May 2011 11:46:00 EST


Share Your Insights with CTG On How Government is Going Mobile
Date/Time: Tuesday, May 24th | 8:30-10:30 a.m
Location: CTG, 187 Wolf Rd, Albany, NY

Over the last several years, governments at all levels have faced a range of technological changes, from the arrival and rapid adoption of social media to the emergence and growing popularity of web-enabled smartphones and related mobile capabilities. These changes affect the way governments do their work, engage and communicate with the public, and provide services to their citizens. While many government professionals see "going" mobile as the way of the future, they also recognize that such change presents many challenges and questions that need to be addressed to make such transformation possible.

CTG is launching a study of the challenges connected with government's adoption of mobile technologies by conducting three workshops to elicit input from government professionals from New York State, New York City, and the US federal government.

This first workshop is geared towards New York state and local employees. >> http://www.ctg.albany.edu/news/events?eventID=50

Opening Public Registers' Data: Issues and Challenges
Date/Time: Monday, June 6, 2011, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Location: CTG, 187 Wolf Road, Suite 301, Albany, NY

In many places throughout the world, a population register is an inventory of residents within a country, with their characteristics (date of birth, sex, marital status, etc.) and other socio-economic data, such as occupation or education. However data on population is also stored in numerous other public registers such as tax, land, building and housing, military, foreigners, vehicles, etc. Altogether, they contain vast amounts of personal and sensitive information. Access to public information is granted by law in many countries, but this transparency is generally subject to tensions with data protection laws.

Olivier Glassey, assistant professor at the Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration (IDHEAP), will discuss these tensions between privacy and transparency issues from a European perspective through proposing a model for data, identity, and privacy management.


  • Pardo Participating at WSIS Forum 2011
  • CTG to Facilitate Joint NYS CIO Council and Local Government Roundtable Session
  • Hrdinová to Present on Social Media at meetings sponsored by NYS Conference of Mayors and NYS Bar Association