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A woman casts her vote in the second round of the French presidential election of 2007 Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, main Czech representative of democracy. He uttered the famous phrase: "Democracy has its faults, because people have their faults. Like teacher, like pupil." — in Czech: "Demokracie má své chyby, protože občané mají své chyby. Democracy


Rechtsstaat -power of the state is limited in order to protect citizens from the arbitrary exercise of authority Rechtsstaat -power of the state is limited in order to protect citizens from the arbitrary exercise of authority In a Rechtsstaat, the power of the state is limited in order to protect citizens from the arbitrary exercise of authority. In a Rechtsstaat the citizens share legally-based civil liberties and they can use the courts. A country cannot be a liberal democracy without first being a Rechtsstaat. German stamp (1981).
Authority The word authority is derived from the Latin word auctoritas, meaning invention, advice, opinion, influence, or command. In English, the word authority can be used to mean power given by the state (in the form of Members of Parliament, judges, police officers, etc.) or by academic knowledge of an area (someone can be an authority on a subject). The word Authority with capital A refers to the governing body upon which such authority (with lower case a) is vested; for example, the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority or the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. Authority in various settings[edit] Government[edit] Authority
A liberal democracy may take various constitutional forms: it may be a constitutional republic, such as France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, or the United States, or a constitutional monarchy, such as Japan, Spain, the Netherlands, Canada, or the United Kingdom. It may have a presidential system (Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, the United States), a semi-presidential system (France and Taiwan), or a parliamentary system (Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, Poland, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom). Structure[edit] Liberal democracies usually have universal suffrage, granting all adult citizens the right to vote regardless of race, gender or property ownership. Historically, however, some countries regarded as liberal democracies have had a more limited franchise, and some do not have secret ballots. Liberal democracy Liberal democracy
Nederlandse Grondwet De doorsnee Nederlander vindt de Nederlandse Grondwet belangrijk, maar weet feitelijk nauwelijks wat er nu eigenlijk in de Grondwet geregeld wordt. Dit was de conclusie van een in 2008 door het ministerie van Binnenlandse Zaken en Koninkrijksrelaties ingesteld onderzoek. Deze site wil het belangstellende burgers, ambtenaren, bestuurders, politici en de media eenvoudiger maken om snel kennis te nemen van de betekenis en bedoeling van de afzonderlijke artikelen van de Grondwet, die feitelijk de officiële spelregels van onze samenleving vormen. Nederlandse Grondwet
Grondwet-site brengt spelregels Nederlandse samenleving helder in beeld - Europa NU Grondwet-site brengt spelregels Nederlandse samenleving helder in beeld - Europa NU maandag 23 augustus 2010, 18:39 Minister Ernst Hirsch Ballin heeft vandaag de nieuwe website in gebruik gesteld. Hij deed dit tijdens de opening van de zomerconferentie van het Montesquieu Instituut dat als motto 'Bouwen aan Vertrouwen' heeft.
White House Council Launches Interagency Subcommittee on Privacy & Internet Policy Posted by Cameron Kerry and Christopher Schroeder on October 24, 2010 at 10:10 AM EST As part of the Obama Administration’s commitment to promoting the vast economic opportunity of the Internet and protecting individual privacy, the National Science and Technology Council has launched a new Subcommittee on Privacy and Internet Policy. Populated by representatives from more than a dozen Departments, agencies and Federal offices, and co-chaired by the two of us, the subcommittee will develop principles and strategic directions with the goal of fostering consensus in legislative, regulatory, and international Internet policy realms. In this digital age, a thriving and dynamic economy requires Internet policies that promote innovation domestically and globally while ensuring strong and sensible protections of individuals’ private information and the ability of governments to meet their obligations to protect public safety. White House Council Launches Interagency Subcommittee on Privacy & Internet Policy
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Open Data Policy Guidance to better manage Federal information as an asset to make it more open, accessible, and usable by the public. Executive Order on Making Open and Machine Readable the New Default for Government Information The President’s Executive Order on making Federal Government information more open and accessible to promote economic growth and government efficiency. National Action Plan for the United States of America
Nieuws - We zijn zo afhankelijk van ICT dat het gebruik van open standaarden als recht in de Grondwet hoort. De stelling van een universitair docent kan dit jaar onderdeel van een advies aan de regering zijn. Maurice Schellekens van de Universiteit Tilburg stelt in een essay in het Open Source Jaarboek 2009-2010 dat door de opmars van ICT veel overheidsinformatie alleen nog in technische formaten beschikbaar zal zijn. Hij signaleert daarbij het risico dat daarmee de in de Grondwet verankerde openbaarheid van bestuur in gevaar kan komen. De toegang tot die informatie moet daarom via open standaarden worden gegarandeerd. Open Standaarden vastleggen in Grondwet Open Standaarden vastleggen in Grondwet
Back in May, privacy online was the number one issue on everyone’s minds. Facebook was in the middle of a huge fiasco over their privacy settings, Google was in hot water over the non-secure launch of Buzz, and AT&T and other companies had been called out for not doing enough to protect consumers’ data. Facebook’s privacy issues were the most notorious and severe, prompting the Electronic Frontier Foundation to propose a Bill of Rights of sorts for its users. They called for three basic principles that all social network users should demand: the right to informed decision making, the right to use and disclose their own data, and the right to completely delete their information should they decide to deactivate their account. SN user’s Bill of Rights SN user’s Bill of Rights
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Last Friday was a scramble for government security personnel and independent privacy advocates, and should also have stood out to anyone concerned with the growth of online commerce, civic action, and social networking. The U.S. government’s Office of Management and Budget, which is the locus of President Obama’s drive toward transparency and open government, popped out three major initiatives that combine to potentially change the landscape for online identity and privacy, not only within government but across the Internet. In this blog I’ll summarize the impacts of all three documents, as well as the next steps that I see necessary in these areas. 3 privacy initiatives from the Office of Manage
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