Mr. David Osimo joined in 2008 Tech4i2 ltd as director and partner, after 15 years working on EU innovation policies and projects. Up to 2005 he worked in the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, based in Sevilla and part of Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, where he was coordinating research activities on eGovernment. Previously, he worked as advisor and project manager on public policies for innovation and information society in Milan (I), Brussels (B) and Bologna (I). His current interests cover the role of government in the innovation system, the impact of technology on future models of government, and in particular the impact of web 2.0 on public services.
Government 2.0: open and safe?
The new wave of collaborative, crowd-sourced government applications bring new opportunities and new challenges. Among the challenges, most important is how to ensure safe citizen participation, balancing ease of use and anonymity preservation with security and representativity, as described in the FP7 ICT workprogramme 2009-2010 (priority 7.3). This presentation will look and compare existing practice in government 2.0 applications in terms of privacy, identity, trust, security, reputation and differences with more traditional government applications.