digitalscotland

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Mivote – Our message to Scotland

Guest article contribution from Adam Jacoby – Visiting with us on the weekend of 3/4th March to lead a workshop on Digital Democracy. Mivote – Our message to Scotland George Orwell said, “Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after […]

Digital Identity – Bridging the Digital Divide

‘Bridging the Digital Divide‘ is our headline theme for defining the role technology can play in addressing social needs such as homelessness and poverty. The Digital Participation Charter defines many ways in which increased digital involvement leads to increased social engagement too, and there are a number of key technology innovations that can accelerate this […]

Blockchain Digital Government – Digital Mortgages

I’ve started an article series ‘Blockchain Digital Government’, to identify the enabling role the Blockchain will play in building new digital government services. Identity-Enabled Digital Services What’s immediately notable is the involvement of Identity technologies too, the two are practically inseparable. For example this enabling role of new digital service innovations is effectively highlighted in […]

Democracy 2.0 – Online voting first step towards Digital Democracy

The Scottish Government is currently running a consultation to poll citizens on their views for online voting. While views that the IndyRef vote may have been tampered with are somewhat conspiratorial the use of Internet technologies most notably the Blockchain would put this concern to bed with finality, and much more importantly, would set in […]

Blockchain-Enabled Digital Government: A National Blueprint

Blockchain-Enabled Services Architecture A keystone foundation for modern Digital Government services will be the definition of a Blockchain-based design model for enabling secure data sharing between government agencies, as Professor Bill Buchanan introduces in his guest article. The fabric for integrating multiple legacy systems into a Single Citizen Account will be formed through Identity-centric data […]

A Sovereign Identity for a Sovereign Scotland?

Digital Identity refers to the various usernames and log-on procedures we use to interact with web sites and other digital services. The Scottish Government has defined it to be essential to their goals of building a World Class Digital Government, with key goals including: Develop a common, single sign-in and authentication process for businesses seeking […]